Friday, July 23, 2010

Daily devotional: Being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood

Scripture
As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him—you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 2:4-5 NIV

Observation
I can attest that as I come near to the Lord Jesus, He is building me into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood. He keeps whittling away at my sins, selfishness, and shortcomings, challenging me to mature as a follower of Jesus.

Application
Be sensitive to the Holy Spirit, listening for His challenges, and staying tender and pliable to Him. Cast aside my former way of life and follow the Lord eagerly.

Prayer
Lord, thank you for changing me from the inside out. Thank you for loving me so much that instead of turning away as You rightly could, You come toward me, lead me, and change me to become more holy, more loving, and more selfless. I know I have a lot to learn and grow, and so I am grateful for Your patience and unconditional love for me! Please continue to build into me, to grow me so I can be the man You have called me to be, wholeheartedly devoted to You in every way. I love you, Lord!

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