Glorifying God in Everyday Life (1 Peter-Week 6)

Are you seeing the beauty in this letter?

Everyday this past week I’ve sat marveling at how God has chosen us and brought us life –

How his grace is so great that He even gives us the craving for more of Him, so that we can grow and be built up together as His beautiful possession.

And this week we’ll be reminded once again of Christ’s work on the cross, and how –because of this– we can live our everyday lives for the glory of Him.

Do you see it?

It’s as if Peter were intent on showing us that because of God’s incredible love and grace we now find ourselves longing and learning and striving to live our everyday lives in a way that honors Him.

It’s this grace in action – revealing His glory!

I can hardly wait for more! :)

1 Peter Week 6 - Our Family For His Glory

For this week is packed full of how we should (and shouldn’t) live day in and day out as children of God in this pagan world.

Even more than soaking in these Words and studying them… we need to live them!

Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
-James 1:22

And it’s not just for our sake, but for others who do not know Christ – “…that they may see your good deeds and glorify God…” (from 1 Peter 2:12)

Oh, that’s what I want for my life – that each moment lived would bring glory to God, and would show others this incredible glory.

And so, I must do more than read and study these words of God – for Christ bore our sins so that we might die to sin and LIVE for righteousness.

It reminds me of a story my husband heard at Sunday School over a year ago (not sure where I was – in the nursery? at home with a sick child?). They had watched a video clip (maybe by Francis Chan?) that showed in a funny way how we believers often act. But since I heard it second-hand and don’t really remember the story, I’ll tell my own version… :)

It’s like if I had asked my daughter to pick up her toys, and after a reasonable amount of time went back into the room to find that not one toy had been put away. Instead, she excitedly opened her journal and showed me how she’d written down the words I had spoken to her – “Please clean up all your toys!” in her sweet child-like handwriting. And then went on to explain that she wrote down what I said because she loves me so much and always wants to remember my words.

I appreciated the hand-written words, but that wasn’t my intention. So I asked her to pick up her toys once again. Minutes later she ran up to me, excitedly sharing that she had my words memorized – “Please clean up all your toys!” she said all glowing. She even demonstrated how she could say them while standing on her head, and tried to please me by saying them backwards – but not one toy had been touched.

The process continued. I reminded her to pick up her toys. And she did amazingly well at knowing my words and understanding them – she’d even looked them up in the Greek and found all the references to when I’d asked her to pick up her toys in the past and talked with others who had also been asked to pick up their toys and led a study group where they shared all they had learned from those six words – but the toys remained and more toys were added to them daily.

I could go on. :) But, I think we all can agree that once she understood what I wanted her to do – she should DO it!

Same with us and the Word of God. We need to read it, study it, meditate on it, cherish it, and memorize it. It is God’s Word breathing life and power into us. But we also need to LIVE it!

Let’s live His Words this week! {Remember God is at work in us and He’s left us a glorious example!}

1 Peter Week 6 - Our Family for His Glory

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1 Peter Week 6

We have another precious week ahead – learning to follow in His (big, beautiful, humble) footsteps!

I’d love for you to come and share what God is teaching you as you grow in His Word and as you learn His heart and as you LIVE for Him!

Let’s grow in the true grace of God together! (It’s NEVER to late to start!!)

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Last Week: 1 Peter 2:1-10 Chosen and Growing in His Grace and Mercy
Next Week: 1 Peter 3:1-7 – Unfading Marital Bliss

Comments

  1. Just wanted to say, I am thankful that you have put this study together – and I am still doing it even through I am a week behind. I appreciate the format and how you encourage me to dig into God’s word for myself…… On another note, my husband just started a part time interim pastor position at our church while they search for a new pastor….. I showed him some of the online resources like Bible Hub and Biblia and thought they would be a great resource for him too!!!!

    • Erin, I’m so blessed by your words! No worries about being “behind” – I truly believe God has you right where He wants you! :) Praying for you and your husband as he begins this pastoral position! Oh, how I wish we could get together and chat. :)
      Have a wonderful day!
      ~Jessica

  2. A few verses that I absolutely loved, verse 20; when we do well, suffer without complaint, and are patient the Lord is pleased. Verse 21; Emphasizing that Christ left us an example and we should follow in his steps. Verse 24; a phrase I found most precious, “by whose stripes ye were healed”

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