A business man was having trouble with his sales company.
He decided to call in a consultant.

Before the consultant came, he prepared a lengthy presentation
of historical facts and figures.
He even prepared a large map to show all the sales areas.
Pins were placed in the map with the salesmen's names on them.

After presenting the factual information to the consultant, the
businessman asked, "What do you think I should do FIRST?"

The consultant thought a moment, then said, "Well, FIRST I
think you should take the pins out of the map and stick them
in the salesmen!"

1Peter 2:3-9
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which
according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a
lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth
not away, reserved in heaven for you,
5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation
ready to be revealed in the last time.
6 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be,
ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:
7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold
that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise
and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him
not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:
9 Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.

LIGHT from the WORD.

Sometimes we Christians need a pin-prick to get us started
in the right direction!
God's WORD provides that for us!

When we are AWAKENED to real salvation, we are SPURRED to action!

THINK about what God HAS DONE for you.
He called you so you could be
convicted of sin, so you could be
convinced that Jesus is the only Savior so you could be
converted and could have
faith which is His gift of strength so you could be
sanctified by His Holy Spirit and be
commissioned to teach others of this wonderful salvation!

THINK about what God IS DOING for you.
He is WORKING with you in faith through the emotions of life like
"heaviness" sorrow
"temptations" and
You are "KEPT" by His power of faith through ALL
of these things and even more.

THINK about what God IS GOING TO DO for you.
He is preparing a place that is
" incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth
not away, reserved in heaven for you."

That place is yours because it is your "inheritance"
through Christ!

Get a pin-prick from the WORD!

Love ya!
Bro. Bruce