I keep coming back to him. I keep being led to read 1 Peter & always find such wisdom & just love it. I had highlighted in my Message Bible 1 Peter 2:1
So clean house! Make a clean sweep of malice and pretense, envy and hurtful talk.
Peter continues on in verses 2 & 3:
You've had a taste of God. Now, like infants at the breast, drink deep of God's pure kindness. Then you'll grow up mature and whole in God.
I really like those verses. They speak to me. Every time I look at them I of course first think of cleaning my house. I love when I have a clean house. Not that I love cleaning, but I do so love when my house is clean. Cleaning is tedious & tiring & HARD WORK. But so are most things that are worthwhile. So I need to remember that when thinking *in whiny voice in my head* "It's too hard to change my ways." "What does it hurt to be envious or talk shit if I keep it to myself or just within my family & friends who know I just want to vent." "If I pretend to be a certain way with this group of people it just makes life easier." & so on. Well, it does hurt. It hurts me & my walk with God. It may influence other people to negativity. To live right is hard work & I know I will fail. But that is OK b/c God Loves me & forgives me for my failings. How Awesome is that?
Been learning my ukulele & trying to find ukulele music. Also am trying to listen to more Christian music. Need to surround myself with the things that will help me be the best person I can be. (And if you got any bands or songs you like, let me know.) Been trying to find a combination of ukulele Christian music. Talk about a niche market - HA! Hard to find but not impossible. Here's one I like, enjoy...
Peace & Love my peeps.