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Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ (1 Peter 1:13).

People in Peter’s day used something like a
belt to secure their flowing clothes in a way
that allowed them to work without stumbling
over them. Christians must prepare for
spiritual service by training their minds with
prayer and study (Acts 6:4; 1 Thessalonians
5:18; 2 Timothy 2:15).

We must control our minds, which in turn will
control our bodies, if we would successfully
complete the race and win the prize (1
Corinthians 9:27). This can only be achieved
by forgetting past successes and failures and
keeping one’s single-minded focus on the
heavenly home (Philippians 3:12-14).


The book Meditations Of My Heart (from which this daily devotional is taken) is available / can be ordered from Sain Publications (931-363-6905 or email psain@sainpublications.com