Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Today Reminder - 04 July 2012 (Worldly)

My prayer for you for today is that you will steer clear from worldly desires and desire God’s will, in Jesus name.

1 Peter 2:11-12
Dear friends, I warn you as "temporary residents and foreigners" to keep away from worldly desires that wage war against your very souls. Be careful to live properly among your unbelieving neighbours. Then even if they accuse you of doing wrong, they will see your honourable behaviour, and they will give honour to God when He judges the world.

Worldly - keep away from worldly desires that wage war against your very souls. Once again I love Peter’s statement calling us "temporary residents and foreigners", and I thought that we should think about this some more. I have been a foreigner in a foreign country and I think there is a little of that in the way we should live our lives here on earth. You see, while living in another country away from your friends and family, you have that constant longing to be with them. When we are here on earth I believe that our hearts should long to be with God. Then obviously there are nice things in the foreign country and as time goes by these things start to cause conflict inside you. Just as the things of this world will make you desire them and these desires causes conflict. It is easy then for the enemy to cause confusion and worldly things starts to take God’s place in our hearts.

My dear friend, I pray that you will see this world for what it really is. That you will come to realise your time here is temporary and that there awaits a great reward in the Lord Jesus. I pray that your hearts will not be corrupted by worldly desires but instead that your hearts will long for God as I long for Him every day.

May the Holy Spirit open your eyes and your heart so that you will look past evil and seek only God’s will.

So get rid of all evil behaviour. Be done with all deceit, hypocrisy, jealousy, and all unkind speech. Like newborn babies, you must crave pure spiritual milk so that you will grow into a full experience of salvation. Cry out for this nourishment, now that you have had a taste of the Lord's kindness. (Verse 1-3)

Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus