Locked In

13 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

To do anything with skill, with an outcome that approaches perfection, in the common vernacular, you must be locked in. To perform surgery, fly a jet, build a watch, play a concerto from memory, for example, requires tremendous skill, honed by thousands of hours of practice, and intense concentration and focus.

Similarly, to successfully and skillfully navigate the Christian life, a mind prepared by a thorough knowledge of God’s word, unencumbered by distracting sin, and focused on and driven by the imminent return of Christ, is required. So it’s not a walk in the park, but an intentional journey through life, marked by preparation, practice, sobriety, concentration, and focus.

It’s time to get locked in!

About Rick Reynolds

You'll find me in the far right hand corner of evangelical Christianity. Been studying the Word for nearly 45 years and counting.
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