The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. (1 Peter 4:7-11)

1 Peter 4

This morning when I was getting ready for the day, I was thinking about creating a network of talented and knowledgeable Christians who strive to glorify God through their abilities. The world constantly ridicules Christians as uneducated. I know that God often chooses to use our foolishness and simple faith, but I think that we as Christians need to do a better job of being a light to the world. One good way of accomplishing that is by demonstrating the gifts that God has given us for His glory. This passage also talks about being self-controlled and sober-minded. These attitudes affect our prayers, since God is eager to have our wills align with His. I am learning more about the value and necessity of prayer in my own life. Father, thank you for the life and talents that you have given me. I want to glorify you with everything that you have given me, especially my salvation. Thank you for inviting me to spend time with you in prayer.

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