PREPARING FOR YOUR DAY​



The Other Six – A New Blog Format

I’ve decided to change things up a bit for the blog. Instead of the Tuesday and Thursday longer posts, I’m going to post shorter, daily devotional posts, which I’m calling “The Other Six. They will be posted Monday through Saturday (the six days other than Sunday when you attend worship). I may still from time to time dig in a bit deeper in an additional post, but the main focus of the blog will be the daily devotional posts.

How To Use These Posts

You can use these posts for personal devotions, however, I’m also going to write them in such a way that you could use them for family devotions. I’ll include a Bible verse, questions and/or discussion points, and a closing prayer.

Enjoy!

Preparing for Your day

“Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” – 1 Peter 1:13

How do you prepare yourself for your day?

In today’s passage, we’re encouraged to prepare ourselves. As part of that prep, Peter encourages us to set our hope fully on the grace you’ll receive when Christ returns.

We often sway from highs and lows based on what happens in a day. If I get the promotion it’s a good day. If I get passed up, it’s a bad day. If I have a chance meet-up with a friend, I’m happy. If I get into a fight with a friend, I’m upset.

How would looking further down the road, to Jesus’ return, and setting our hope on that change how we go through the day?

Today, I wake up and know that I will be with Jesus for eternity in eternal bliss when He returns. If I get the promotion, good. If I get passed up, bummer. Either way, I know it’s temporary. Christ is eternal.

No matter what happens during the day, I know I will be with Christ for eternity. When Peter and Paul and others talk about having joy in the midst of suffering, this is why. They know the suffering is temporary, but Christ is eternal. So, they can still have joy in Christ no matter what happens. You can, too.

So, today, tomorrow, and every day, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ and find the joy of Christ in all situations.

Dear Jesus,

Prepare me for this day. May I always remember the grace and forgiveness I have in You and find my hope if the eternal life You bring.

Amen.

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