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1 Peter 3:9

Don’t repay evil for evil, or slander for slander, but rather say a blessing. This is what you were called to, so that you may inherit a blessing.

May I hear and listen to only that which is outside my own head, so that I may be a greater blessing to others.

This is a pure form of listening—listening to that which lies outside my own thoughts.

Difficult, but not impossible.

Listen in order to actually learn what you don’t already know.

Or think you know.

1Peter 3:12

For the Lord’s eyes are upon the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer, But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.

I’m only as good as I am filled with the Spirit, connected to the Vine.

In other words, the more filled and connected, the better I am. And vice versa—the less filled with Spirt and the more disconnected, the worse I am, not living into my full God-given potential.

1 Peter 3:15

Sanctify the Messiah as Lord in your hearts….

No other gods.

Nothing else, no one else, deserves as much as attention as You, my Lord!

Attention in the form of time, thoughts, money, work….Love.

May we give Christ, deserving of all because He gave all, way more attention than, say, politics, or people we don’t particularly like.

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