March 8th, 2015

morning meditation

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Morning thought as we enter to worship God . . .

“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.” – 1 Peter 1:13

My mom used to teach me about eating elephants as a child. “One bite at a time,” she would say, over and over again. We all feel the pressure of holiness. There is an untrue expectation that every day must be better than the last. Sometimes, we think if we’re not ready to take on the world today, we are of little use to God. Nothing could be further from the truth. Eating elephants and walking in holiness are surprisingly similar. Holiness is not found in the monumental, earthshattering decisions. The testimonies of the martyrs and the great men and women of the faith do not point to the big decisions, but the dozens of little decisions that preceded them. We are called to set our hope fully on grace. This is the grace found in the little, everyday decisions. Will I trust myself, or will I trust God? Will I take, or will I give? Through Christ, we have been given grace for every occasion. Pursuing holiness means relying on that grace as we follow Christ in our everyday, ordinary lives.

– Cole Feix, Director of College Ministry