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“Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 1:13).

Fix your hope.  How we are tossed about to and fro by the winds of this world.  We chase after whatever carrot is dangling in front of us.  We do not see things as they are, only as they are presented.  Do not be drunk on the whims of this world.  We are fed pablum all day long. Fix your hope means fixing your hope on the grace of Jesus Christ and knowing that He will lead you to your eternal home.

Lord, I do flitter around in all kinds of directions believing this and that.  Guide me away from the spirit of this age so that I may see with reason the truth that You have revealed once for all.  Lead me according to Your goodness in order that I may now and always look to You above all things.  Lead me now and forever in the truth so that I may overcome the lies of this age and  cast them out of my heart.  Keep my eyes upon You Lord.

Lord Jesus, You have commanded that we go and share the Good News.  Prepare my heart and mind to understand and know the goodness that You have given me through grace.  Lead me in that goodness in order that I may now and always abide in the truth of the salvation You have given me and live according to the truth.  Teach me to be sober in spirit so that I may fix my hope upon You.  Amen.