Sweeter Than Honey: Our Calling
Sweeter Than Honey is a 365-day devotional journey that leads the reader
Paul tells us to be ready for every good work:
"Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people. For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another. But when the goodness and loving-kindness of God our Savior appeared, He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to His own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, Whom He poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by His grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.” (Titus 3:1-7)
"Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding Word of God.” (1 Peter 1:22-23
“Make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ." (2 Peter 1:5-9)
When I read God’s Word each morning, I find inspiration and insight that keeps my day on track. Join me on this journey. Let’s settle in with His Word—it’s His Love Letter to us. Did you know that? Let’s read it like a Love Letter, expecting to glean something for our walk with Him every day. Let’s look for peace in the chaos and strength for our weaknesses. Even on our busiest days we can carve out a few minutes to refocus on the important. Can’t we? We may have to get up a little earlier, when the house is still and quiet, or stay up a few minutes after the others are tucked in for the night, but we can do this! I know we can!
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Thanks so much for your continued call to a faithful showing up in the presence of God through his Word!
You're so very welcome, Michele. I am mostly calling myself "to a faithful showing up in the presence of God through His Word!" He knows I need it!
"Too often I get caught up in the "doing" forgetting about the "being". That is all of us I suspect, Donna. I know it is that way for me. Sometimes, we have to learn from Mary, and not from Martha.
I appreciate you encouraging holiness in a positive sense. Often we see it shared in a negative way. When we commit to reading God's word daily and allowing the washing of the word holiness will become our way of life. It is then that we become salt and light, change agents.
"When we commit to reading God's Word daily, and allowing the washing of the Word, holiness will become our way of life. It is then that we become salt and light, change agents." <— I love that, Calvonia. TRUTH!
I never tired of hearing these reminders that we are called to do good work and to be holy.
Me as well, Lisa. I need to hear it often! :)
Thank you for this >> "We are called to do good work and be holy."
The call to holiness is one I am constantly praying over my family right now.
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