Wednesday, October 10, 2012

My New Favorite Book

...of the Bible that is. 

So I've been doing good so far with reading my Bible each day. Last night I read through the tiny book of 1 Peter, a book that I don't really know if I've ever read on my own before. Let me just say I was blown away! I felt like I wanted to underline/highlight the whole 5 chapters that entail 1 Peter! There is some really, really good stuff, especially in the 1 chapter. I had share, because I want to exclaim these words with everyone, as they are so encouraging to my soul- especially this section below:

 "3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, 5 who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. 6 In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. 7 These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. 8 Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, 9 for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls."

Why have I never read this book before?!?! God really is so funny, because I know I needed to read these words, where I am now in my relationship with Him. How does He know me so well?--that just continually blows my mind away. He knows the standings of my heart, as they are at this exact moment. He knows the depths of my souls--AND STILL He loves me and continues to show me His grace and mercy. Wow. He is so good.

As I read verse 3 and 4 again, I am speechless.

What does your inheritance look like?
 

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