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Today's reading: 1 Peter 1:13-25

Having greeted and then acknowledged that he is fully aware of the difficult circumstances of the recipients of his letter, Peter now turns to instructions about living for Christ. He refers to this group of believers as obedient children and then supplies numerous directives and guidelines by which they should strive to live. Before Peter gets fully into his teaching, however, he gives the foundational instruction to "prepare your minds for action, be sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ" (vs. 13). What I like about this verse is how it reveals the powerful nature of our minds, and then highlights the requirement that we must take our minds and thoughts captive in order to live fully for Christ.

Why is "preparing your mind for action" so vital to daily living for Christ? What helps you take control of, and focus your mind on, God--reading the Bible, listening to Christian speakers or music, attending church, being part of a Bible study group? Tami

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Daily time in the Word helps me focus my mind on God.

We're in a daily spiritual battle--we must be focused.

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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