Shoot For The Moon

48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect. ~ Matthew 5:48

According to Jesus, we are to be perfect as our Heavenly Father is perfect. But how can we humans who are flawed be perfect? Christ loved us enough that He gave Himself up for us so that we could be Holy. Then He washed us with living water through the word of God so that we could be without stain or blemish, but instead Holy and blameless.

Paul then instructs us to be not conformed to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of our minds. How do we do that? We meditate on Scripture, and we take captive every thought that is unclean. We change the way we think through Scripture and through prayer.

So, in order to be transformed by the renewing of your mind, you have to read the Word of God, and we have to hear the Word of God being preached. Because it is by faith, we have been saved, and faith comes through hearing and hearing through the Word of God.

We place on the full Armor of God as well as pray in the Spirit for ourselves and others so that we will be able to overcome temptation when it comes because God promises that we will never face temptation too strong to overcome.

You may not always make the right decisions, and temptation may overcome you from time to time, but don’t settle for less than perfect. Aim for perfection. Norman Vincent Peale said it this way, “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” It may seem impossible to live without sin, but with God, everything is possible.

Peace. Love. Go Forth and Shoot For The Moon.

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