FRIDAY, AUGUST 17
Scripture: 1 Peter 1:13-15
In 1 Peter the Apostle Peter is saying, ‘Look God anointed me, even my shadow heals. So, you want to walk in what I walk in, then here is how you do it.’ In Peter 1:13-15 Peter admonishes us saying, “Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope; fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct.” Peter is saying to the brethren that walking in the anointing requires walking in the Spirit not living in that which pleases the flesh but rather that which pleases the Lord, which is choosing the holiness path. Peter is sharing his path and experience and then identifying what choices mature believers must make. This is about choosing righteousness and choosing holiness. It’s about a holy, reverent life of choosing daily to honor God. We cannot expect God to walk us through to the fullness of our assigned gifting and calling without it.