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“[S]o that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 1:7)

What is the most precious thing to you?  Your faith in Christ is the most precious thing there is in your life, but is that true for you?  If you are out of sync, then learn how to live in such a way that your life is following the way of Jesus.  He is the One who is saving you, but in order to be saved, you need to follow His lead.  Come then and live according to the goodness and mercy of the Lord.

Lord, I get caught up in the way of the world and I am distracted.  I want what the world says I should want.  I do not go to that place where I desire what You would have me desire.  Guide me Lord up and away from the way of the world and into the narrow path of salvation.  Help me to spend my time and energy preparing for the day when I shall meet You face to face and then know fully what You have always known.

Lord Jesus, You have come so that we might have the abundant life.  Guide me in the narrow way in order that I would clearly see those things which get in the way of my living that life.  Help me to spend the needed time and energy in the right things and to prioritize what is important.  You are leading and teaching me how to follow so that I fully participate in this promised life that You give.  Amen.

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