- Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
1 Peter Finding Encouragement in Troubling Times- Week 4
This week in 1 Peter Finding Encouragement in Troubling Times we studied 1 Peter 2:11-25. It talks about believers living good lives in an increasingly un-Christian world. It's not easy. We are shown through society that we should demand an equal voice and expect the same opportunities as everyone else. Fair is fair, right? Well, Peter teaches us that the world's way is not necessarily the right way. The Bible says in 1 Peter 2:13 "Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority."
Oh, my. I certainly blew that this week. It is almost impossible to not expect the same opportunities as everyone. With the grace of God, I know I can at least attempt to work toward this, though. Earlier this week I had something that I felt was quite unfair happen that involved my child. I was beyond angry. It's one thing to have something happen unfair to yourself but when it involves a family member, especially a child, it's near to impossible not to react. After reading Peter I see that I handled things in a very ungodly way. Guess I have my work cut out for me! This event raised my blood pressure and caused me to say harsh words. If only I had acted like the prophet Daniel when he was kidnapped and ordered to eat food that was not kosher. Daniel submitted to authority but also maintained his integrity. I will certainly pray for the wisdom to be able to do this in future when adversity comes my way.