“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” (1 Peter 2:9)
My dearly beloved,
God loves holiness. Those who live holy lives are pleasing to Him. Bitterness, enmity and constantly living in fear invites insecurity in our lives. It finally ruins our life. In this world when people fail to understand our love for them and ignore us, it hurts us deeply. All these are common occurrences in this world.
But when we are diligent in keeping ourselves holy and walk in the way that is pleasing to the Lord, He will deliver us from all the pain, rejection and wounds inflicted on our hearts by people who do not understand us. He alone gives us the fruit of righteousness sown in peace (James 3:18).
In the initial days of our ministry, many spoke against us vainly. We were shocked to hear what they said. Yet, without focusing on that and being concerned about it, we clung to the Lord firmly. He mended our broken hearts and stood by us. He strengthened us by filling us with the Holy Spirit. He blessed us to lead a life of holiness and to walk in fear of Him alone. He shut the mouths of those who rose up against us. There has been no lack in our ministry till date.
Hence, let your eyes always look up to the Lord, without giving room to dejection and resentment. Observe holiness which is pleasing to Him, in your life and make him happy just as it says in the Bible verse of 1 Peter 2:9 - “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” Let others see your holy lives. The life which flees from sin, unrighteousness, iniquity and filth is truly appreciated by God, and the Lord will shower you with benefits and elevations which you never ever expected. This is because, we are not ordinary people; we are the children of the God of gods.
We belong to the Lord, the Creator of the entire Universe. We have been called to be a holy nation. My dearly beloved, the Lord is waiting to give you a holy life. Hold on to Him firmly. He will surely bless you when you walk in His light. You are special to Him.
Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus, thank you for choosing me as Your precious child. Forgive me for not leading a holy life. Wash me with Your precious blood and wipe away every darkness in me. Help me to walk in Your light for the rest of my life. From this day on, I belong to You completely. Bless me, strengthen me and fill me with Your love all the days of my life. Thank You for making me special!
In Jesus Name