3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, 5 who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. —– 1 Peter 1:3-5 NIV
We should spend as much time as possible each day praying and praising God for all that He has done and is doing for us. We should make every effort to start and end our day with a conversation with God. That prayer will lead us to praise and we will find that our days go so much better. We, of all people, should be filled with praise and joy all day long. We are the only ones with a hope of eternal life with a living Savior and Lord. We have received this hope as a gift from God that was purchased with the death and resurrection of His Son. Through the blood of Christ, we have become sons and daughters of God and we have an eternal inheritance that “can never perish, spoil or fade”. No religion on this earth can make such an offer, a gift that is available to everyone but only received by those who accept Jesus Christ as their Savior. Through faith in Jesus Christ, we are kept and shielded by God’s power. That resurrection power will keep us until our “the coming of the salvation ready to be revealed in the last time”. Until that comes for each of us, we should practice the three Rs of Christianity:
Remember all the good things that God has done and is doing for us.
Rest in His everlasting arms that will never fail to catch us.
Rejoice because you are filled with the Holy Spirit and have eternal life.
If this doesn’ t fill our hearts with joy and our mouths with praise, perhaps we need to re-examine our relationship with Jesus.