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Oct 4

Good morning, Father!
Thank you for all the time I’ve gotten to spend with my favorite of all your creations! Thank you for protecting Mr D, our truck, and little us as well! Thank you for helping me get my PrintableSpanish.com website to the point where I can take two days off from working on it, to relax for my birthday. Which is totally awesome, because I have been working myself into the ground and really wanting to find time to watch some of my Great Courses, especially learning about the Science of Flight! 😀

 
1 Peter 1:13-22 ERV

So prepare your minds for service. With complete self-control put all your hope in the grace that will be yours when Jesus Christ comes. 
In the past you did not have the understanding you have now, so you did the evil things you wanted to do. But now you are children of God, so you should obey him and not live the way you did before. 
Be holy in everything you do, just as God is holy. He is the one who chose you. 
In the Scriptures God says, “Be holy, because I am holy.” 
You pray to God and call him Father, but he will judge everyone the same way—by what they do. So while you are visiting here on earth, you should live with respect for God. 
You know that in the past the way you were living was useless. It was a way of life you learned from those who lived before you. But you were saved from that way of living. You were bought, but not with things that ruin like gold or silver. 
You were bought with the precious blood of Christ’s death. He was a pure and perfect sacrificial Lamb. 
Christ was chosen before the world was made, but he was shown to the world in these last times for you. 
You believe in God through Christ. God is the one who raised him from death and gave honor to him. So your faith and your hope are in God. 
You have made yourselves pure by obeying the truth. Now you can have true love for your brothers and sisters. So love each other deeply—with all your heart. 

 
I like to remind myself of Strong’s definition for hagios or holy in the above scriptures: “physically pure and morally blameless”. It always reminds me of the Hagia Sophia, an old Greek Orthodox building in Istanbul whose name obviously must mean “Holy Wisdom” (kinda cool, aye?). I recently met one of my relatives who has the name Sophia, and she really IS a wise person, even at the age of ten. I admire her, and I admire the beauty of the Hagia Sophia, and I am so very grateful to be one of God’s “Little Ones”, free from most tendencies toward sophistication and having to “figure things out” and appear grown-up and professional. LOL. Thank you, Lord, for the freedom and lightness I have, and please help me to grow in wisdom and purity, and to share your Love with people each and every day that I have my feet upon this earth. Amen.

 

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