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December 4, 2012

Being a Christian is not just memorizing the right script to say at the right time and acting just the right way. Yes, it has been reduced to that by many who have either lost the zeal they originally had or never had a genuine relationship with Jesus in the first place. What our Father wants is living sincerely before Him, with Him, because of Him.

I Peter 1:13-17, The Message “So roll up your sleeves, put your mind in gear, be totally ready to receive the gift that’s coming when Jesus arrives. Don’t lazily slip back into those old grooves of evil, doing just what you feel like doing. You didn’t know any better then; you do now. As obedient children, let yourselves be pulled into a way of life shaped by God’s life, a life energetic and blazing with holiness. God said, “I am holy; you be holy.”

17 You call out to God for help and he helps—he’s a good Father that way. But don’t forget, he’s also a responsible Father, and won’t let you get by with sloppy living.”

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