Monday, April 07, 2008

To His marvelous light!

Today was my busy day at school, but it went quite well. I'll admit that I was a little bit lost in my systems and network programming class. Why does everyone have to use C++? haha Oh well, I guess I will learn some more new information. It is also in Linux, so that adds a whole new dimension. I think I'll be fine though. :) Monday night is my night to make dinner, and I got this sudden urge to make banana bread... so I did. It actually turned out surprisingly well. Miracles still happen. ;) I really enjoyed reading 1 Peter 2 this morning and discussing it with a friend this evening. Check out verses 9-12.

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; for you once were not a people, but now you are the people of God; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts which wage war against the soul. Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they slander you as evildoers, they may because of your good deeds, as they observe them, glorify God in the day of visitation.

That is an awesome purpose statement... to proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called us out of darkness into His marvelous light! I also love the encouragement to behave in an excellent manner. The Biblical example that comes to mind is Daniel... they couldn't find anything wrong with him except the fact that he prayed to God three times a day. What an awesome example of living for the Lord!

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

You're quite right about Daniel - I needed to be reminded of that this morning! :) Anyway, I couldn't help but laugh at your "Miracles still happen" regarding the bread. Our youth pastor was talking about miracles the other night, and how they occur every single time a sinner repents and turns to the Lord. Somehow, comparing the two (bread and salvation) just made me laugh! It's all relative, I guess!