Description: Christians we can be assured one day to be in the presence of the Groom, are you hungry and available for that moment?
Verse: And so, dear friends, while you are waiting for these things to happen, make every effort to be found living peaceful lives that are pure and blameless in his sight. 2 Peter 3-14 New Living Transition
Peter tells us in this verse today we the bride are to be waiting for the groom (Christ) at the altar pure and blameless. Do you remember the moment on your wedding day where the groom was at the altar waiting to see the beautiful bride that soon would be his forever? Do you remember the beautiful white gown and how everything was all in order for you to remember and enjoy this moment for all the days of your life?
Time was spent making sure the perfect dress was purchased just for this special moment. The father of the bride spared no expenses to make sure that the bride was the most beautiful thing on the wedding day. There would be no flaws in any detail of that day. Some even hired a wedding coordinator to insure that each moment would be priceless for all to see.
Perhaps we don’t consider what the God the Father did for this special wedding moment waiting for all of us. He gave his only Son to purchase or make payment for all the sins of mankind. This is the how we can stand pure and spotless before the groom. We are not worthy of anything, but he made sure that all or any could come to this wedding and participate. DO YOU GET WHAT I AM SAYING? All are invited, not just the friends of the bride or groom, but everyone is invited to be at this special occasion.
He said to be ready…Today are you ready for this special moment where your groom has been anxiously waiting to see you and enjoy you forever in heaven? Peter reminds us that we need to be ready and show we are doing some simple things. Love Him — not the things of the world.
Are you adaptive to the things of the Lord like — loving your neighbor like yourself? Living peacefully with your neighbor showing God’s love versus forcing them to change or else? I doubt if we remember God had a chain pulling us down to the altar, but waiting patiently as he did the the Prodigal son.
Am I living the example to not chase after the world, but live the way Jesus showed his disciples — simple and content? The world offers us many choices and every day the grinding gets tighter to force us to become something more of what the world would perhaps like to see — fitting in His way trusting God to make all things clear to us to follow Him closer everyday for everything.
Will we be found blameless? I understand why Paul said, “I must cry out to Him for forgiveness everyday!” If I let one little lie to keep me from the thing I want the most, will I be hungry enough to change to His will and not my own? Will I make myself to love unconditionally to some one who gets on my nerves everyday, when he reminds us to forgive –and forgive — and forgive again?This love is the toughest because this is tough love, if it was easy it wouldn’t be called tough love.
Prayer: Lord I am reminded there may be days or moments that we your saints will call out to you, “Come quickly Lord, or perhaps I will not have it to stay in the desire to serve you forever, and I perish from having you as Lord and my Savior!” I cannot do anything on my own, and I need you more everyday than perhaps I am willing to understand in this life. Lord help me to be the Bride you want and look forward to seeing soon. Amen