Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good. As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him— you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ... But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul. Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us. I Peter 2:1-5, 9-12
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
After today's earlier crazy clothes post, I'm back with a request for prayer. As I'd shared a couple weeks ago, we are so excited to have finally found a church home... Well, I just received a phone call and there's a major issue (going back to something that took place before we even visited) and basically the church is splitting. Wow. It's not over something silly like carpet colors, and I'm just shocked to be caught up in something like this. Hubby and I will be praying about how we fit into the picture, and we'd really appreciate your prayers not only for us but for the body of believers, that we can all be drawn closer to God and earnestly seek HIS will.