1 Peter 1:3&4

No I haven’t made it all the way to 1 Peter in my journey to read God’s word cover to cover, still in the book of Exodus. Last night at small groups we were challenged as a group to spend the week reading through 1 Peter 1:3-9 so I decided to give my mind a break from the old testament today and read through the verses. As a group we were encouraged to write down observations in a note book throughout the week and the first one I made came from the first two verses we were given:

1 Peter 1:3&4
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–kept in heaven for you,

What stood out to me was in verse four:

“into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade–kept in heaven for you,”

“Kept in heaven for you” that was something I really need to here right now in my journey. To say this journey hasn’t been frustrating would be a lie. In fact, at times that’s all it seems to be. It’s so easy for me to get in to the mind set that I have a relationship with Christ, and I’m making that relationship stronger so he’ll throw me a bone. He’ll reward me for my efforts. And when those rewards don’t come in the way I think they should I get angry. Even doubtful of what exactly GOD is doing in my life. But it says it right here. That God is setting up a life for me far greater then I would ever imagine for myself and that life is being set up in HEAVEN. It’s so easy for me to walk through my day to day life with an Earthly view and forgetting there are better and bigger things going on in my life, but that I am blessed to be a part of.

This whole thing still feels like a “two steps forward, one step backwards” journey, but I guess even with that approach I’m moving forward. This week out of all of them so far I need to remember that it’s with GOD where my true prize and life lay.

God don’t lose hope in me.



One Response to “1 Peter 1:3&4”

  1. Jesus told us that he is going to prepare a place for us in heaven. I quess all we really think about is a dwelling/house, when actually he is talking about preparing a whole life for us. I never thought of that before. Thanks for your post. It is very uplifting. We are so small minded allways thinking about the now and our earthly life. At least I find myself , to often, thinking of earthly life.

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