Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance.. – 1 Peter 1:13-14 ESV
The Apostle Peter knew that hard times were ahead for the Way. He encouraged them BY REMINDING them of their security as God’s chosen. WE are chosen by Him, born again into a living HOPE, spiritually protected in the life and promise salvation into the next. Peter gave them 2 instructions, 2 ways to PREPARE for their coming trials.
Leader-First things first: PREPARE YE MIND! What we believe effects everything we think, say and do. What we allow in our minds, becomes part of our life. Second, we are called to be ‘sober in spirit’; keep our heads, whilst others are losing theirs. Peace in the chaos, calmness in the calamity only come from Jehovah Shalom.
Conduit, it all starts with a GOS (God operating System). The only way to maintain our balance in the midst of crisis is IN THE ROCK of our salvation! Get prepared spiritually for the TIME IS NOW! Focus up! Seek first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness! Amen!