This is the transcript of my Going Deeper devotions for our Circuit today.
Beginning with Psalm 121
11 Since all these things will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people should you be? Your lives should be holy and dedicated to God, 12 as you wait for the Day of God and do your best to make it come soon—the Day when the heavens will burn up and be destroyed, and the heavenly bodies will be melted by the heat. 13 But we wait for what God has promised: new heavens and a new earth, where righteousness will be at home.2 Peter 3:11-13
There is not much to today’s reading, just two verses… but I guess what there is to say is important!
What is life all about? What does a life well lived look like? It looks Holy and dedicated to God.
As we spend these moments each day ‘Going Deeper’ that is our aim – to become more holy, more like God. That’s not ‘holier than thou’!, but dedicated to God. Our every action being God’s, living his ways, which may be different to our gut reaction. Pausing and considering, what is God’s way in this? And doing it.
As we wait for God’s promise of a new heaven and a new earth (which may well look similar to the vision in Psalm 121…) this is how we are called to live – for God.
Lord, may everything I think, do, and say
be your way,
and your love.
I long to be holy,
work your holy way in me.
The song that immediately came into my mind with this passage was Refiners Fire: “My heart’s one desire, is to be holy, set apart for you, Lord. I CHOOSE to be holy” Let’s pray that as we sing it today.
And may God bless us as we seek to live dedicated to him.