Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Welcome to Tuesday's Together in the Word. We are a group of women reading God's Word based on a reading plan posted on DeeDee's website. We share a nugget or three about what we've read. I would encourage you to jump in - no need to start at the beginning, just jump right in and read with us. Be sure to link up over at DeeDee's and share your gleanings with us, too. This week we read:

  • I Peter 2-5
  • Psalm 38
  • 2 Peter 1
What great words to put into practice in our lives. Can you imagine if we lived like this, how truly united we would be as God's children? How well-pleased He would be with us, what glory would be brought to His name?

"The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen." ~ 1 Peter 4:7-11 (NIV)

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9 comments:

Peggy said...

Blessings Laurie Ann,

I have been reading from 1 & 2 Peter also though not following your reading plan. And I so agree about putting this in to practice in our daily lives. Called to be holy! What an encouragement in these letters especially for those suffering persecution or suffering for their faith. Maybe this was why I was stuck on writing about being a WITNESS last week! But how good to be reminded of the LIVING HOPE of Jesus Christ & our salvation!

May our lives be changed by these words & encouraged that we belong to Christ! UNITY in us, in His church, in our homes...ohhh yeahh!

Thanks Laurie Ann...let's be clear minded & self controlled so we can pray!!!

Denise said...

Blessings to you dear one, love you.

Rosie@Home and Heartwork said...

Hi Laurie Ann,
I love that verse. Makes a good prayer for the local church or the Body of Christ in general, doesn't it. Rosie

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

Oh...can you imagine how glorious it would be...how much easier life would be, if we all DID live this way? Someday...some sweet day...we will cast off all that entangles us.

To Him be the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen...

Love to you, dear sister...

Kelly

Tricia said...

Hey Laurie Ann!
The part in these verses that really convicted me this week while reading them was this...."offer hospitality to one another without grumbling"

Boy, did this step on my toes! We have been very busy lately and have had lots of overnight company, and I have complained, primarily to myself, of how much work it is to get ready for people to come visit... God has convicted me that I need to have a more joyful and thankful heart when preparing for company. I need to focus on being thankful that we have friends and family who want to come here to visit...

Have a great day!

Blessings!

June said...

Great thought. Thanks for sharing.
How sweet it is to enjoy each others take on the Word.

Peace,

June

Melinda said...

I have found this passage: "Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins." to be invaluable in my marriage. I am far from perfect. I drive my hubby nuts. He is far from perfect. He drives me nuts. BUT we love each other, and if we can just manage to remember THAT above all else, then then little things don't have as much power to come between us.

Debra said...

Laurie Ann,

'without grumbling'...really? we tend to use that a lot in our home as a joke to be mindful that we are off base or heading in the wrong direction with a bad attitude. Thanks for the reminder, my friend.

DeeDee said...

These are great words to put into practice in our lives. And what glory would be brought to His name?

Thanks for sharing with us today, Laurie Ann. Wonderful scriptures....