1 Peter: Day

Sprinkled by his blood


Today's Text: 1 Peter 1:1-2

Good morning, loves! Welcome to the first day of the 1 Peter plan! (We will be following with 2 Peter on June 20th.)

As always, we invite you to read each day’s devotional right here on the SheReadsTruth site and discuss amongst each other in the comments section. Or, if you’d prefer, please feel free to subscribe to the plan on the YouVersion Bible app.

Also, thank you all so much for celebrating SRT’s 1-year anniversary with us on Saturday! You can totally still feel free to link up through the end of this week with a blog post or vlog about how the Holy Spirit has been at work in your life over the past year- we’d love to hear!

Day 1: Sprinkled By His Blood

Text: 1 Peter 1:1-2

It was an honor to hear from Peter in those days. First and Second Peter are essentially letters written to a multi-campus church scattered over a huge area – Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia. The people who made up these churches were under trial and pressure from a culture that didn’t quite want them to be Christians. In this New Testament setting, these cities found themselves with believers who no longer ate too much, drank too much, and participated in sin joyfully. The response of the culture was frustration and persecution – the Christians were surely under trial.

It’s still such an honor for us to hear from Peter, right ladies? He walked with Jesus, talked with Jesus, messed up big and still had his Savior call him the rock – the foundation of the Church. Even though it’s thousands of years later, we’ll find we’re not so different from those New Testament believers. We are sprinkled by the blood of Jesus just as they were. We are set apart, forever made different, unable to return to our previous thinking and acting without seeing everything through the eyes of His sacrifice and our redemption.

And yet, our hearts wander just like theirs might have. Let’s dig into this gentle and tough love letter from Peter together. I pray we aren’t scared of His words and I pray we don’t shirk away from the eternal truths found in these verses. Holy Spirit, sanctify us as we read and seek Truth. As we stand here, in the midst of our trials and persecution and life and culture, still sprinkled by the blood of Jesus like those believers thousands of years ago – still set apart as Holy, for the work of the gospel.

Grace and peace to you, Sisters.

We are delighted to dig into this letter with you.

  • I love the Book of Peter. He has always been one if my Bible Hero’s. he was bold in a lot if things. He didn’t always get it right, but Jesus loved him. God said he will never leave us nor forsake us. I’m standing on his word, and unlike Peter I’m keeping my eyes on the prize, so I don’t sink or get devoured. May God bless each and everyone of you.

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  • Candace P.

    I did not really notice the correlation between the early church and us until I read today's devotional content. This culture wants us to be everything but Christian. Identifying with any other group is glorified in this culture but as soon as you identify as a follower of Christ the culture hates you. Excited about this devotional and blessings to you all at SRT!

  • TaniRose Pals

    We are set apart, forever made different, unable to return to our previous thinking and acting without seeing everything through the eyes of His sacrifice and our redemption.
    Why is it ladies that we DO manage to look they so much of our lives NOT choosing to hold on to that sacrifice…our redemption.instead we listen to the father of lies. I get a little…honestly, angry at myself when I notice I ask buying “the lie”ALOT easier than THE TRUTH

    • Joanne Washington

      I believe it’s because we don’t dwell at the cross. For unbelievers it is the power unto salvation. For believers it is a place to lay open, broken and vulnerable in front of God. But, it’s only there that we can receive the truth of how broken we really are in our thinking and in our ways. It’s also the only place where we can receive healing and a new vision of life eternal. We must continually pray for each other.

  • Kels Shavon

    We are sprinkled by the blood of Jesus just as they were. We are set apart, forever made different, unable to return to our previous thinking and acting without seeing everything through the eyes of His sacrifice and our redemption. <—- This really hit home for me! I always wonder why my thoughts are always filled with the things of God? It's because the Gospel is life changing! A lot of things in this world should bother us and help us cling to the hope of his return.

  • Bonny Wormald

    I think this is my fifth attempt at starting and hopefully completing one of these plans. With a new baby (3 months old now) I’m finding it increasing difficult to stop – sit down – open His Word – read – and then, if I have time before my son wakes, pray – reflect – and repeat. However, the more I plunge into mommyhood, the MORE I know I NEED Him. And so, I’m back. Praying I can stick with this. Praying He’ll help me. Praying you keep praying for me to do the same. Thanks new friends!

  • Just got a chance to start this devotional. I am really excited to get back into reading my Bible and getting to know God’s word through Peter’s letters. Can’t wait to start anew

  • Joining late, joining for the first time. I’m so in need of a fresh touch from the Holy Spirit. I live Peter and can relate to so muh of what we know about his journey as a believer. I’m looking forward to digging into these letters of his.

  • Charmaine

    Thank you for all of your prayers….

  • Praise be to God. Thank you SRT for picking Peter to be where we start our new reading plan. Anytime I read with you I hear Jesus on a loud speaker;) God bless you sisters;)

  • rocknitat55

    Hello my sisters
    I’ve been reading but not posting. Missed u guys.
    I am excited to share revelations with you on Peter
    God bless u all.

  • Nancy Davis

    I have done a few of the other SRT studies. But this is my first one to start on day One. Yay so excited to see what God is going to teach me. Thx all

  • I am very elated that I came across She Reads Truth! What a blessing. This is my first study and I really look forward to gaining more faith and insight with you ladies :) 1 Peter is a beautiful letter and I cannot wait to unveil its meaning in my life as well as yours.

  • Even through the trials in life, we will always be sprinkled by the blood of Jesus, and set apart as Holy.
    Love that. So encouraging for the hard days.

  • So excited about this study! Love 1 and 2 Peter, and love today's verses! My blog title, Ponderings of an Elect Exile, actually comes from 1 Peter 1:1. What an amazing thought that we are "elect"…chosen by the Almighty God of the universe from before the foundation of the world…"exiles"…one in a state or period of absence from one's true home. LOVE that! Looking forward to studying with you all and praying for all those who are participating.

  • I'm so excited to join in this study of 1 Peter. I've done one of the older plans on YouVersion, but this is the first SRT study that I will be able to join in "real time." Looking forward to learning from and praying for you ladies as we study God's word together!

  • Ruth Rouchard

    Chosen …I was chosen. YOU were chosen. That truth alone, if we let sink in deep ladies will set us free into new levels of freedom we’ve not known before.

    Thank you Jesus for seeing me in my filth and deciding to choose me anyway.

  • Shelly Elston

    So excited to join for the first time today! These 2 verses in 1 Peter speak of Peter’s love and devotion to the early church and new followers of Christ and how he wanted to encourage them in the faith. He reminded them of what set them apart. Just as we need to remind one another and give encouragement to proclaim the Gospel, Peter modeled it. And he then offered the words “Grace and Peace be yours in abundance.” So beautiful and timeless!

  • Ellen MR

    Greetings Sisters!
    Sorry to be abrupt, but I find myself in a Dr’s waiting room unexpectedly to have an endometrial biopsy performed in a few minutes…I would greatly appreciate any prayers that this will go smoothly, quickly and (please!) painlessly!!
    I’m trying to give my fear to Him, that I put myself into His hands and that His will be done, not mine.
    In Jesus precious name I pray, Amen!
    Thank you all, my wonderful sisters,
    so glad to be starting another study with all of you- especially after all your lovely vlogs, blogs and comments! What a community we have here at SRT!! So glad to know we’re doing this TOGETHER! :) Thanks ladies, have a blessed day!

    • mazmagi54 (Peggy)

      Praying Ellen!

      I just was leaving another prayer when I saw this!

      Heavenly Father, Be with Ellen throughout this procedure as her Great Physician! Calm her fears and make this painless and with good results and Your favor. Let it be as she has asked in her own words and surround her with Your peace, comfort, strength, and grace! You are more than enough for Ellen. Help her focus on You! We cast out fear and ask for Your Holy Spirit to supernaturally ease her in every way and be with her in her thoughts and very present help in this time of need. You are hers and she is Yours! You will not abandon or forsake us in our time of need. We place Ellen carefully and lovingly into Your more than capable hands and that You would guide the Dr. and all in her care. In Jesus' name we stand with Ellen and give You all glory, honor and thanks as we trust You!!!

    • Ibukun

      Praying for you, sweet Ellen! Hope it went well. X

    • jesusgirl71

      Praying for you right now, Ellen! Hope it goes well.

    • LaurenC_

      I hope it went well, Ellen! Praying for you as you recover (?) from your procedure although I’m not sure what exactly is involved. I also want to thank you for the words you wrote – “I’m trying to give my fear to Him, that I put myself into His hands and that His will be done, not mine.” After I read the Scripture for today and then the SRT introduction above, I saw that there are 139 comments! That’s amazing but I thought, no way I’ll be able to read them all especially on my iPhone after the evening I have already had. But then I decided to just read a few & now I know why: God wanted me to read your words & remember to give up my fear to Him, to put myself & my family’s difficulties in His hands. To not be afraid & to trust that His will, will be done. Without going on too long here in this comment, I will just say that the time is drawing very near that my mother will move out her home into a dementia care unit. Our plan, my father & I, was to begin touring facilities at the end of the month but he has decided to move up the timeline & I’m very afraid that he will just put her somewhere to get her out of the house & off his hands. There is reason to believe that he would act with this type of rash decision. I have been so upset for the last hour, worrying that my father would move my mother without telling me, without giving me a chance to spend one last time with her in her home. But then I felt The Lord calling me to read the first day of our new plan & the truth spoken there calmed me down, and then your words on fear settled it. I don’t have to be afraid for my mom or myself. The Lord is present and His will, will be done.

      Sorry to jump in on your prayer request with my own problems. I do pray that you are resting comfortably this evening! I just wanted to thank you for writing those words of truth. Thank you.

      • Margie

        Hi Lauren, as I was reading Ellen's post and pausing to pray for her your post weighed so heavily on my heart. I, as well am dealing with my Mom who has dementia. My Mom has not progressed to that point yet, but i know it only gets worse. I understand the fear also. My fear is that one day she won't have a clue who I am. My Dad, believe it ir not will be 97 in July and is sharp as a tack! However, his body is finally starting to fail. A lot of that is obviously age, but also the tole it has taken on him with my Mom whom he has loved for 65 yrs!

        I know the pain and heartache you are experiencing and my love and prayers go out to you. I pray that your Dad pauses to realize how important it is for you to be part of this process. The Lord has it all handled and He doesn't want us to live by fear, but by trust. I pray you have peace that only our Heavenly Father can provide us. Rest in that peace sister.

        • LaurenC_

          Thank you Margie. Dementia is so painful to watch, as you know. I know our Lord has it all handled & I am praying hard to trust Him completely. I pray that for you too, as you go down this road. Blessings to your sweet Dad.

      • Ellen MR

        Lauren, thanks for your prayers! And I in turn will be praying for you and your folks. Lauren, my mom was chronically, critically ill the last 10yrs of her life. I always said "I can handle all these issues, but if i walked into her room and she didn't know me or who I was- I'd just LOOSE IT!!!" That was my biggest fear, and it was well founded as her mother had dementia which began in her 50's….and i'd be lying if I didn't say it worries me for my own families sake. I already have some short term memory loss due to my medical issues, which I blame primarily on meds. They are so quick to throw some new medicine at you claiming all the wonderful stuff it'll do-without researching it completely! Sorry Sister for the rant, and I so pray that all turns out well for you.
        I pray that His peace fills you,and that He stays your father's hand just long enough for you to have that time together. And that your Mom be entrusted into His loving hands, and into a place where she'll be content and peaceful, feeling our Lord's arms around her.
        Blessings and peace to you Lauren!!

        • LaurenC_

          Thank you Ellen. I know what you mean about worrying for your own cognitive health due to your family history. I’ve learned that the combinations of medications & their counteracting affects on each other can often bring unwanted side effects such as memory loss, dizziness, or mild disorientation. We have to advocate strongly for ourselves, & our loved ones, and be sure to ask questions of our doctors. Thank you for your prayers for peace in my heart, I can feel them.

      • jesusgirl71

        LaurenC, thank you for this testimony! You are so right! Will pray for you and your mom! Would love to hear how all of it turns out.

        • LaurenC_

          Thank you Jesusgirl. I will keep you all posted. I fully support my father’s decision to move my mom into a dementia facility. She can no longer care for herself at all & needs to be somewhere safe. I have been talking (pleading, really) with my father to visit several facilities before deciding on the right one for mom and to not just jump at the first one he sees. I want him to make a rational, informed decision after careful thought & prayer. To honor his wife and the 50+ years they have been together. It occurred to me last night while talking with him that maybe he’s not concerned with honoring mom in a loving way, and that just breaks my heart. However, all I can control is myself & the time I spend with The Lord in prayer & reading His Word. I must place my trust in Him & believe that He will safeguard my mom according to His will until the day He sets her free from this disease & brings her home. Worry wants to eat away at me but I know that it is just the enemy’s lies. Through the support I feel from this wonderful community, I can keep my heart still in His peace. When I feel overtaken by worry, I can begin again to reach for The Lord, and again, and again, and again. Thank you so very much for your prayers.

    • Carolynmimi

      Praying for you, even though the procedure is undoubtedly completed by now. Praying easy recovery and God's best for you and peace in your heart.

    • mazmagi54 (Peggy)

      Blessings Ellen … just checking back to see if you had an update. My only purpose for opening comments today. I'll be moving on to read day 2 but I'm a day ahead in my emails from You Version and looking into other Bible studies, etc. online with GMG, Good Morning Girls and quite a few others that are available … but there is none like this one where you just get into God's Word. The GMG in Spanish however is doing Ephesians and I saw that SRT has one also from last year. I love Ephesians! So we'll see, not that I don't want to read 1 & 2 Peter but…

      I really do hope you are feeling the prayers and doing alright now. Keeping you in my prayers, 'til I hear and even then. Made a new resolution today so we'll see how I do. I pray that the endometrial biopsy was painless and just a precaution. You take care, rest and stay close to God through it all, OK?

      Lord, I ask that You continue to touch and move in Ellen. Bring healing and speedy recovery. Keep her close to You. Lift her up and give her favor for the results and all of this. I place Ellen in Your more than capable hands, knowing full well, You have a good purpose and plan for her. You are her Refuge, her Strong Tower, her Healer, her Comforter. Thank You for Ellen and give her Your strength and peace in Jesus' name…

      • Ellen MR

        Thank you Peggy!! I sure did feel all your prayers, and it calmed me considerably! I'm such a ninny when it comes to these things, you'd think i'd be used to it by now…next up- another ultra sound. No complaints here, that's painless!! :) One step at a time…
        I need to head over to the study for today too. I wasn't around for SRT Ephesians and would love to do that in particular too! Let me know if you decide to do it- maybe i'll tag along. Also, I don't know what I'm doing wrong with intensedebate/wordpress but one or the other won't let me log in?? Says that username is already in use?? I don't understand this stuff!!!! Let me know if I'm doing something wrong….UGH!!
        Luv ya Sister! :)

        • mazmagi54 (Peggy)

          Maybe this article from Intense Debate or Word Press will help:http://blog.intensedebate.com/2013/04/09/log-in-to-intensedebate-with-wordpress-com-connect/ Still looking, in case I ever get logged off by accident and can't get back in. I do have 4 blogs (with Blogger not Word Press and it's very frustrating with all their changes with Google) but I don't do Facebook or Twitter or other social sites. As you can see I have not shared my blogs: one is my personal one, one is private, one is prayer and one is with my concerns about mission stuff.

        • mazmagi54 (Peggy)

          I get these in my email (I just hit reply and they seem to go to Intense Debate who then posts them) or I'd never know anything. I checked my dashboard at Intense Debate and your site but sorry I can't figure out anything. Hope you can get logged on. Luv ya' sis … Peggy

  • ptharrell

    So excited for this new study!!! I too fell behind on Nehemiah. Life just gets sooooo busy and I get overwhelmed. Hopefully I can keep up with this one because I need the word to be absorbed in me daily!! It is too important!! I have been with this wonderful community since The Advent study, I just don't post much. I think this is my 3rd time to post anything. Would really like to get to know some of you better!! Love to all!! – Pam –

    • Carolynmimi

      Love to you, too, Pam. Just jump in and post any old time. I am looking forward to this study.

  • mazmagi54 (Peggy)

    Grace and peace sisters… I was looking for a different song but God brought me to this one to share with YOU ALL!

    • mazmagi54 (Peggy)

      Here's another one but still not the one that's in my head … http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=outREf1Po_g

      Just praising God for all He is this day!!!

    • mazmagi54 (Peggy)

      I keep finding so many good ones. When I went back to look again, I was sure it was the one by Hillsong with Darlene
      Zchech https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PebI3YUiAvU since I was doing her Revealing Jesus devotional for 15 days
      but I should have known, it's an oldie but goodie from my dear worship leader Don Moen (finally I found it) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtxKhmVVh_Q

      but have so enjoyed this time of WORSHIP of Him as I soak in 1 Peter 1 today and appreciate you that have replied to what I've shared (even with a thumbs up)… Holy Spirit, I am deeper in love with You… and so thankful that You are Holy and I am chosen and holy because I am sanctified by You! Glory! Hallelujah!

  • Samantha

    I'm so happy and excited to be taking part in "real time" again – I've been catching up on the rest of the Prayer plan and the Hosea plan whilst the rest of you were studying Nehemiah. It's been an incredible journey and God has rescued me yet again from the darkness that threatens to take over and I know that when I take part in this beautiful community I am able to keep the darkness at arms length.
    I know that the Lord wouldn't hand me anything I can't handle and I take comfort in that.

    I loved a commentary I read about 1 Peter 1:2 that says "when persecuted for your faith, rejoice that you have been counted WORTHY to suffer for our Lord" It filled me with such hope that whilst I am looked down upon from non-believers and during episodes of depression, I am still counted worthy to suffer for my Lord.

  • Hey guys, I'm new to SRT but I absolutely love the idea of it. I'm not in a church right now, and this fellowship is such a wonderful blessing. I hope that God's Word gets right to the heart of everything in our lives during this study- I'm excited to see what Christ does in all of us. Have an amazing day!

    • jesusgirl71

      Hi AnnaLee and owelcome! Great to have you! I am in a church, but it is small and I don’t get a lot of fellowship with other women. So glad you are here!

    • Jesyka

      Welcome to the SRT community, AnnaLee!

  • I am so excited to enter into this study of 1st Peter with you all, the #Srt community! This is the book that spoke to my heart after my newly found faith, and I am so excited to learn more of the wisdom of these chapters.

    Already, just in these opening 2 verses, my eyes are finding fresh thoughts, but what I treasured most, is that grace and peace have been extended to me, a sinner, through the Holy Trinity — the God-head, three in one. What a gift. On Sunday, my minister spoke on the Holy Trinity, and the connection to us individually. Isn't it always amazing to see how God preplans, and leads us, allowing us to follow these threads that He weaves; connecting the dots? So exciting!!

    Grace and Peace to my #Srt sisters.

    • mazmagi54 (Peggy)

      Beautiful Sue, without the Holy Spirit, we are just lost sheep. Glad this all ties together! Praise God! :0)

      Grace and peace throughout this study with SRT, "this time we're doing it together"!!! Bless U!

  • kelsimarie

    Simply because the Father foreknew us and because we have been consecrated and sprinkled with the blood of our precious Savior, we are given access to such TREMENDOUS grace and peace. The kind of grace and peace that changes our thinking, emotions and LIVES overall!!! How AWESOME is THAT?!!! I LOVE this letter, so I already know this will be a great study!!!

  • Charmaine

    Hello ladies… Grateful to God for SRT! It has been a blessing full of correction, understanding and love. Sometimes I spend more time reading the comments to see how God has blessed you ladies, in the hope that I can feel what you feel.

    Peggy your right I needed to hear that today. I really need prayer today as I struggle with so many issues. I feel that they are hindering me from moving forward but yet I don’t know what to do. It’s complicated and way too much to put here so please pray that God will give me the strength to do what I’m apparently afraid to do.

    I’m even struggling writing this!!! Am I really chosen and holy? And God knows I don’t obey him so am I really clean? Lord why is this so hard? I’m not a babe in Christ I have served him for many years. And have gone through so much before so why are these issues so much harder?

    Please sisters pray for me and with me….

    • LeahTvt

      Praying for you Charmaine!

    • mazmagi54 (Peggy)

      Ahhh Charmaine, to say I'm praying just does not seem enough but know that I sent a prayer up to Our Lord just when you wrote … you're "struggling with so many issues", my heart sunk and I went to the Lord before I even finished.

      Father, You know Charmaine much better than I do and You see and know her struggles, the issues that she feels are hindering her. Help her Lord, Clearly reveal to my sister Charmaine what she needs from You. Help her to know what to do. Strengthen her and soothe her weary mind and struggles. We bind the fear that the enemy has placed on her and we release a spirit of truth and security over her mind and emotions. Come Holy Spirit and wrap Your arms around her, reassuring her and letting her be certain how she IS chosen and holy. Any condemnation or being too critical of her self is not from You Lord, so bind that harsh questioning and let her know that You have seen her grow from a babe to who she is, Chosen and Accepted by You, flaws and all. As she's lived for You, let her now know that You are with her. Give her the strength she needs and the wisdom to deal with these issues and struggles. Thank You Lord that You love her and are with her, Emmanuel, God with us. Help us Lord to obey You and when we don't and when we fail, that You pick us up, dust us off, clean us up and encourage us once again to press on. When it is hard, keep us focused on You,the Author and Finisher of our faith, we are nothing without You. So we cry out to You, as our Living Hope and depend on You to get us through. Love on Charmaine today and let her know You have the way and You're holding her hand. Embrace her with Your peace and grace in Jesus' name, I pray …

  • Woah! So many new ladies ;) Glad to have all of you with us. I think Peter will be able to teach us a lot, as we are still scattered in a world that doesnt fully accept God and His laws

  • jesusgirl71

    Amen! chlleluia! “Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it!” Sisters, I need to confess something. I almost stopped coming here and doing plans with SheReadsTruth. When it was asked that everyone do a video, it almost felt like a requirement. My selfish pride got in the way; itwas all me, not anyone else. Being blind, I would never be able to post a video. Sure, I have an iPhone, but I can’t see to focus the camera. I realize that others didn’t either, but I let bitterness get in the way, with thoughts like, “I should have known I would never fit in with a community of sighted sisters!” But I saw the plan this morning and was was too curious. So I’m here.

    • JuneBug

      I thought of you and wondered about how you would feel about doing a vlog jesusgirl71. I'm not sure if you went in and listened to any of the vlogs, but I sent a shout out to you and some other special SRT sisters.

      Just for the record, I'm so glad that you didn't let your thoughts get in the way of returning. You are important to me. You are important to the group. Like I said in the blog, we ALL have something important to contribute and it wouldn't be the same without you. Love you dear friend. Blessings!

    • LeahTvt

      Absolutely — I second what JuneBug said! So glad you decided to stay!

      • jesusgirl71

        Junebug and LeahTVT thank you for your words! They mean so much to me. I didn’t look at the vlogs; now I wish I had. Maybe I will go back and do so if I have time. Thanks for the shout-out though!

    • Sue:)

      Jesusgirl, I'm so glad you're still hear. I always treasure your honest comments, and look for them. And fyi, I felt overwhelmed by the vlog request (i am just so technically behind…lol). And so, I just posted. Maybe someday, I can figuren out how to do it (I need your 'tech' help :)

      • jesusgirl71

        Thanks Sue. Hey if we were closer, you could focus the camera for me and I could help set it up. Glad I was not alone, if for a different reason. Actually, I know where to go on the iPhone !record a video, but not sure where one would post it to on line or if YouTube, how one uploads it in the right format. I suppose what I could have done would be an audio recording with a direct dropbox link, but it wouldn’t have had video.

    • mazmagi54 (Peggy)

      Awww jesusgirl71 … I must admit, me too, but for a different reason. The vlog/blog however was not a requirement just a way for each of us to share to get to know one another LIVE … and that also comes through audio, written and as you, in your great comments. Before even reading today's message from Jessi, I was ready to shirk away from comments/replies and return to the "fly on the wall" I once was. I too am not able to do a video, cuz I'm in Mexico, and use their public cybers when available, which at times makes me feel cut off from the world. I'm so sorry you felt this way and it was going to affect your participation. I believe this commUnity needs everyone and that means U, a valuable asset. The vlogs was a way to actively share in the celebration and enJOY one another. We enjoy reading all you share so keep on keepin' it on and being REAL as you are!
      Thanks for sharing this! SMILE :0) we in a new study and need you and your feedback!

  • I absolutely LOVE 1 & 2 Peter and can't wait to devour the pages with all of you. I expect that there will be some very challenging topics that come up for me. I guess that just means that God is not finished with me yet.

    Right off the bat, I am stopped at the phrase "through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, for OBEDIENCE to Jesus Christ…" in verse 2 today. It just knocks me off my feet where I am again at the mercy of The Lord. Where I am reminded that there is nothing I can do to win His favor. Where I know that it is only by the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit who convicts, and by the cleansing sacrifice of Jesus that I am able to be effective at all for His glory. Lord, let it never be about anything other than You!

    I'm just jumping in a little late this morning and haven't had a chance to read all the comments yet, but I will come back and spend some time reading them throughout the day. My little girl has been needing mommy a little more than usual lately, so I am making it quick today.

    Blessings sisters!

    • Carolynmimi

      We'll be here when you get back, JuneBug. Love on that precious little girl.

  • So happy to start this new study. Our Father foreknew us and we are washed in the blood of Christ. What an awesome truth!!
    Father, I pray for your Spirit to lead me and guide me to live set apart, not in arrogance but in true humility. I pray that others will see Jesus in me. I present my body as a living sacrifice which is my spiritual service of worship and I chose not to be conformed to this world but to be transformed by the renewing of my mind that I may prove that which is the good, perfect and acceptable will of God in my life.

  • So pleased to begin this study!! Even though the disciples walked with Jesus day after day, they didn't always understand his teachings and Jesus had to take them aside and teach them more perfectly. In Caesarea Philippi in Matthew 16:13-14 Jesus asked his disciples who the people though he was and there were many answers, non of them correct. He then turned to his disciples and asked them who he was and then Peter speaks those profound words, "You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God." Jesus called Peter blessed because this had been revealed to Peter by the heavenly Father. Those profound words have become the rock, the foundation, the cornerstone of Christ's church. How blessed we are to have such a Savior and the men such as Peter to proclaim the truth and preach it at Pentecost when the Lord's church was established. How exciting to follow this study of Peter's 2 letters. What glorious truths will be ours because of time spent in the Word.

    • Calmlady

      Thank you Edlynn for this truthful insight into the Living Word of God. It IS exciting to spend time with Him !!

  • mazmagi54 (Peggy)

    I just received this from Sheri Rose Shepherd in my email from Bible Gateway and I was sure some one here besides me needs to hear this + I think it fits well with what Peter tells us (and of course by now you know, you have not heard the last from me as I mull and dig this first one):

    My Beloved Child,

    You begin and end with me!

    You need not worry when your life will end, My precious child. All you need to know is that your first breath began with Me, and your last breath will lead you to My presence. Don’t ever let fear of death or eternity frighten you. Your todays and tomorrows are secure with Me, I have held them in My hand since the beginning of time. When you finish your brief time on earth and I call you into My presence, your forever life in heaven will begin. But for now, My chosen one, you must live free from fear. Instead, trust Me to take you through every trial that comes your way. Remember that nothing in the universe can separate us.

    I am with you always… even until the end of time. So live well and finish strong—fixing your hope on the day that we will meet face-to-face on the other side of eternity.

    Your Eternal King
    from Sheri Rose Shepherd http://biblelifecoaching.com/

  • Alexis Newlin

    Morning ladies! I rarely ever comment but with this new study I am making it a priority to be more active in the community. I am excited to see what 1 Peter has for us all!

    • Carolynmimi

      Welcome Alexis, So many fresh new insights from first time commentators this morning. What a great way to start a NEW YEAR with SRT!!!!

    • Candacejo

      Please comment! :) love the new perspectives from everyone!

  • I am excited to jump into this study, looking forward to seeing what God has in store for us!

  • Jennifer :)

    Morning. I love the SheReadsTruth plans. I have been reading them for a while and have just never commented. What a beautiful wonderful saviour we have. I've found that if I just step aside and let him take charge in my life he will. He has provided for and loved a girl like me. I am confident that He can do ANYTHING else. :) Praise him forever.

    • mazmagi54 (Peggy)

      Oh Jennifer, so glad you jumped in this morning and commented. I have done like you too as I shared above in my reply to Julie. Indeed He is such a wonderful, beautiful Savior. Yes, HE can and He will … thanks for sharing your confidence in Him!

      Bless you, Peggy

    • Carolynmimi

      Welcome to commenting, Jennifer. Jump in anytime. It's kinda like "you can't eat just one" Once you take the plunge, you find yourself wanting to join in. Such a great group, Christ Affirming, Life Affirming, Praying Sisters of God.

  • mazmagi54 (Peggy)

    A Blessed morning (or evening) to you all here at SRT commUnity…

    Just a tidbit of scripture from 1 Peter to start us off but (boy) are those 2 verses packed with TRUTH!

    "Peter reminded Christians who were scattered all over the world that they were guaranteed an inheritance. They were to base their confidence on the indestructible truth of God’s Word."

    Just the reason why we gather together here at She Reads TRUTH: to share what God is speaking to us.

    The 2 biggest key words that stand out to me: CHOSE(N) and HOLY (and holy moly that one can be very intimidating as Jessi tells us not to shirk")

    I falter many times and see myself far from "holy" and at times, even believing that incredibility that I am chosen, too! I think one of my biggest problem is SECURITY: feeling secure in who I am in Christ and my future or as God promises us "an inheritance that will not pass away" … that's when I have to battle doubt and insecurity from the enemy (he really likes to throw that one at me) … though I know in my head, confess with my mouth and really feel in my heart, I often hit a brick wall when it comes to this. Feeling worthy and chosen; secure in what I say I believe. Oh yeah, I know we can't base our faith on feelings, but girlfriends, much of my life has been wasted on letting my emotions get the best of me.

    … and Persecution (praise God, I do not deal with that as much as others in the world at large) but it's right there, all around us … maybe not like in the days of the first Christians and maybe in many countries worse in these last days! I'm so thankful that God is strengthening and teaching me His Truths so I too can stand in the face of adversity, sufferings, trials and so much more that could come. But I won't be a dooms day person, yet I don't want to hide my head in the sand either. Yes, I've faced some minor trials and tribulations, sufferings and crisis, but my faith in Christ as my living hope keeps me pressing forward and onward.

    Then I catch myself and wonder as my devotional Bible asked for this 1 Peter 1 section:
    How many times during the last week have you praised God because of the inheritance He has promised you?

    So thankful that it's the Spirit's work that makes me His holy people, sealed and sprinkled by the blood of Jesus and ever so grateful. I do thank Him for this daily yet can't quite take in that abundance and inheritance. I want to be ready to answer to EVERYONE who asks me (and even some who don't) to explain about the hope I have and know why and Him well enough for them to see God transformed me and changed me by the power of His Word (and it's available to them)…for there is hope! My goal is "holy living" which many call in spiritual circles intentional living, yet this is what God has chosen and called us to … and like Peter, I too have failed (which is like Peter's denial) even if I don't think I've denied Christ, I wonder if I'm strong enough in my faith to stand firm. Just my really honest thoughts and fears today.

    This morning I came directly here after reading in my Bible and made my comment before reading what y'all said so I don't loose my train of thought … I'm learning (along with you)! So glad to be in His Word today with you and now I can't wait to read what you each have gathered from today. God bless!

    Peace and grace,

    • Carolynmimi

      Peace and Grace to you, Peggy, this fine Monday Morning. Your comments always challenge me to dig deeper. Love you, Sister!

  • I “happened upon” this study through YouVersion Bible app. Looking forward to joining you all in this study!

    • mazmagi54 (Peggy)

      Welcome Julie! Glad you are reading along in 1 Peter with us. You'll get alot more out of this if you participate, so I'm happy that you are joining in already. When I first was reading these, I just watched and read like a 'fly on the wall' as someone else said in their vlog/blog … now they can't get me to stop me from sharing although I thought they had this past weekend (but that's another story) … EnJOY digging and reading God's Truth as you share! God bless you!

    • Carolynmimi

      Welcome, Welcome, Julie. This is an amazing community that spans continents and the discussions are alive with the Spirit. I have learned so much here and also know that I can come to this community for Prayer and to Pray.

  • Jeniffer Smith

    So excited to start this study!! Peter has an amazing story!

    My study Bible pointed out that the Christians Peter is writing to are in the areas that Paul evangelized during his missionary journeys. And Paul pretty much cut Peter a new one when he rebuked him for saying that Gentiles needed to be circumcised and again for not eating with uncircumcised Gentiles when he visited Paul. But Peter lays all of this aside for this letter. He starts off by reminding them of their place within God’s Kingdom…and levels the playing field!

    This is what gets me today: my identity is not found in how big I am in a certain circle but in how low I’m willing to bend. <3

    • jesusgirl71

      Wow! Love this perspective!

    • Sue:)

      This certainly points to the humanity of even the apostles, the mighty messengers of Christ, and I love that. We are all sinners, and yet God continues to use us, using his Holy Spirit to direct us. Thank goodness for the precious blood….

  • Graphics

    I just read through all of the comments and this is one ready -to- go, excited, group! Great to be a part of something so honouring to the Lord and strengthening to each of us. When I read the first two verses this AM it was such a reminder that the Word is to us and for us. If I ever had a question about that it was answered this morning. God has His eye on all of us and has determined to keep us obedient. That sounds like a promise to me. I will take that into my day!

    Much Grace Ladies

  • Candacejo

    Beautiful, beautiful! All of these comments are just so encouraging! Welcome to those just joining, I know what SRT had meant to me and I know it will bless all of you as well. The blogs and vlogs were incredible! Loved them all!

    I, too, love the books of Peter and Peter himself I guess because he stumbled so much. He was so real and made mistakes and yet the Lord loved him AND used him anyway. There is hope for me!

    Blessings on this great Monday!

    • Graphics

      Peter is always so encouraging to me. I love how he was impetuous and loud and just like you said, REAL. This should be fantastic!

  • Thank you for this study on Peter. I too have been reading the plans for many months but never comment. Thank you for all your hard work. It is truly a blessing to me.

  • Alexandria and Susan praying for both of you today. Alexandria, that God would help you to be a Light today at school and have the courage to stand alone. Susan, that He would encourage you by this group of ladies each day and renew your Joy through studying His Word with us! Glad you are both joining us

  • Good morning community! So excited to start the new study with Peter and you:-) So thankful the Father chose me long ago! Have a great day ladies. Xo

  • So ready to start digging in to 1 Peter! We are cleansed by The Blood, Set Apart, and continually being filled with more and more Grace and Peace for the work of His Kingdom! Today’s culture will not like us and that’s ok, it means we’re living like Jesus. They didn’t like Him either. Ready for the challenge!

  • Yay! I'm so glad to begin another study with you sweet ladies!

    I love that Peter refers to them as "temporary" residents. We are only passing through. This thing does not end here. My translation says "elect exiles." Elect = we were chosen for this journey.

    I also love that Peter references the trinity right away. He reminds the exiles that their journeys were laid out for them according to the foreknowledge of God. They have been set apart by the Spirit and they have been sprinkled by the blood of Christ. We need to remember, when we encounter hardships and trials in this foreign land, that we do not travel alone.

    Have a great Monday, y'all!

  • Good morning, ladies! I've been following SRT for a few studies now. The devotionals have been great and I'm really looking forward to digging into 1st & 2nd Peter with you!
    I love that Peter (I knew it was the disciple himself, but I didn't really personalize it until I read the devotional!) asks God to give us more and more grace and peace! Who doesn't need that?!
    Thank you, Lord,for choosing us, for sending your Holy Spirit to make us holy, and for cleansing us with your blood. Please help us to obey You.

  • Madeleine

    Good morning ladies! What a wonderful new study. I recall today how lucky we are that our Lord speaks to us daily. I pray he guides each of us in this journey. Have a blessed day!

  • Leenda324

    Excited to join in another great study. Loved the statement that Peter …”walked with Jesus, talked with Jesus, messed up big and still had his Savior call him the rock – the foundation of the Church.” Grace and calling…

  • I am so excited to be studying 1 & 2 Peter! Praying that grace and peace are multiplied to all of you ladies on this Monday morning!

  • Carolynmimi

    Love you all. I am writing after reading the scripture and Jessi's devotional BUT before reading all your wonderful insights. Just felt moved this morning. I love the books of I and II Peter and am so excited to study them with all of you. After reading the scripture, I was compelled to write the following and I may post it on my blog today or maybe just leave it here. So overwhelmed by the Love of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit on this magnificent Monday.

    Chosen with the love of the Father
    Love flows down to me
    Foreknown, forgiven by Father God
    Love flows down to me

    Filled and fulfilled by the Spirit
    Grace flows inside me
    Steadied by the work of the Spirit
    Grace flows inside me

    Sprinkled with the blood of Christ
    Christ flows over me
    Speckled with the paint of Heaven
    Christ flows over me

    Chosen, Sprinkled, filled and fulfilled
    God's love flows out of me
    Redeemed, Forgiven, Abundantly Free
    God's love flows out of me

    "There is a fountain filled with blood, drawn from Emmanuel's veins, and sinners plunged beneath that flood, lose all their guilty stains." (William Cowper, 1731-1800)

    And now I am off to provide Taxi service to my 14 year old granddaughter who has Cheer practice this morning. So on that note: BE CHEERFUL!

  • Hi Ladies

    I’ve been reading the plans bt not commenting bt it was so lonely n sumtimes I’ll lose track bt I thank God 4 u guys.frm now on I’ll comment.

    God bless u all.

    • mazmagi54 (Peggy)

      Welcome SuzanK! So glad you ventured out and commented. Don't be shy. Love and blessings as we do this together.

    • Carolynmimi

      Keep it up, SuzanK. Love hearing from you!

  • Good morning everyone. I am glad to be part of this study. I have been going through a lot lately. I am battling depression and need this. Your prayers would be appreciated.

    • Candacejo

      We will surely bind together and pray for you Susan. Nothing is impossible with God! So many ladies here have battled depression and we can relate to what you are going through.

      "For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:38-39.

    • Jennifer

      Praying for you. I too struggle with depression and all the battles you are facing. The Jesus we serve is powerful delivering man. He has done so much for me as I know he wil do the same for you. He is the only thing we can trust. You just have to give that to him and he will show you that the world is NOT all the doom and gloom you see it as. He will send you people to show you that there are others you can trust… not just yourself. I was there. I was delivered. You are wonderfully and beautifully made. I will keep you in my prayers.

    • Carolynmimi

      Praying that you will be strengthened in the battle and with the power of God who raised Christ from the dead have JOY restored in your life!

    • Samantha

      Susan, please know that you are NOT alone.
      I suffer from severe depression as well and I can certainly relate to what you're going through.
      Our Heavenly Father brought me to the SRT community when I needed it most, and the ladies here and some of the most uplifting, life giving Christians I've ever had the pleasure of getting to know. He is beside you and He will see your through this season. That's something I've learnt in the last year.
      If you ever need to talk, know that I am here.

  • hikerchick68

    Good Morning! I am excited to start this study. I found you guys through the Bible app and started with the Ephesians Study. I just found the blog yesterday, just in time for the 1 Peter study. Looking forward to this study and getting to know all of you.

  • Good morning sisters! So happy to be starting another plan with y’all!

    Wow, my brain is slow this am, didn’t make the connection that Peter, the DISCIPLE Peter, is the author here–even though the book is called “1 Peter.” Yikes! Might have some to do with waking up at 5:30am, though! ;)

    Anyhoo, love how Ingrid wrote: “I see myself in this very short scripture, I am in this world but not apart of this world am a foreigner here, but God chose me for such a time as this. His spirit has made me holy I am cleansed by his precious blood.”

    Beautifully put, Ingrid. Did not make that kind of connection for myself when reading this a.m.–UNTIL reading your words. And then I’m like, “Oh, yes, totally! I’m like them, Peter could be writing to me!” I so often forget that this earth is not my home! This is one the reasons I LOVE SRT!

    Thank you, Jesus, for the cleansing by your blood!

    How awesome it was to check out all the vlogs and blogs over the weekend! Wonderful to see your beautiful faces and hear your voices! What a great idea that was SRT! Thank you! Blessings, ladies!

    • JuneBug

      It was great to see your vlog too LeahTvt! I ran out of time to comment on every one but I want you to know how much it blessed me! :)

  • Alexandria

    Good morning sisters!
    Woke up to this devotional from 1 Peter and was blown away at The Lord’s perfect timing. Today I start my first day of summer school at my university and I hear how I am sprinkled by the blood of Jesus Christ, called to be SET APART. Where better to stand out than in a place where odds are against my Christian beliefs more times than not? — my own school.
    Ready to tackle this first day of school and to be set apart from my peers! Be encouraged!

  • Lauren Williams

    I read the verses in "The Message" context and I really love it. One part of this verse says "Not one is missing, not one is forgotten". What TRUTH! We can't every be forgotten or cast aside by God, He has our Back, and we are all Hand selected to carry out His Kingdom :)

  • I see myself in this very short scripture, I am in this world but not apart of this world am a foreigner here, but God chose me for such a time as this. His spirit has made me holy I am cleansed by his precious blood. Thank you Lord for your abundant grace, peace and mercies in my life, my hope is in you and you alone.

    Thank you Jesus.

  • Ruth Rouchard

    Hello friends. I'm excited to join this community of word seekers! I just subscribed via email. I have a question, first regarding the app – under all the she reads truth plans I don't see this current plan – am I missing something?

  • Hey girls :) start the session today and i'm excited what will comes next :)
    Me and a friend are planning to meet once a week to share our thoughts and what god did in our life while studying with SRT. Please feel encourage to start this girl meetings as well :) it's awesome to pray, sing and to share the joy about his good work personal :)
    Mathew 18, 19-20 “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

    greetings and blessings from germany :)

  • Christy Peffly

    Good morning :) This is my first study with you guys and I was so happy to wake up and get started! I love to think about how I’m “chosen” by God! I never feel worthy but I sure am grateful He sees something in me He can use for His glory. Looking forward to this study with you all.

  • monique(forgiven)

    Welcome back ibuken:) and Good morning sisters:) I’m thinking about this song “I know the was the blood that saved me. One day when I was lost Jesus died upon on the cross. I know it was the blood that saved me”. I’m thankful for His blood that never loses its power. I think of peter even when he stumbled Jesus still called him a rock,a solid foundation. I thank the Lord that we are redeemed and santified because of His precious blood. We can take courage in knowing that His blood never loses its power. I now know that there is power in the blood,healing in the blood and deliverance in the Blood of Jesus:) be blessed:-)

  • I am so glad you are doing a study on Peter. He is so interesting and such a reflection of my walk with Christ! I always say that, after Jesus, Peter is the person I can't wait to talk to in Heaven!

    • Candacejo

      Love your blog! Julie's article on the older generation was hilarious :) Blessings!

  • i'm anxious + excited to know what lessons + truths Peter will teach me. i pray that i may open the eyes of my heart to receive Peter's message, and that i may also walk in the power of the Holy Spirit.

  • Good morning, fellow sisters in Christ! I fell behind in Nehemiah, but it's good to be back with you all for 1 and 2 Peter! Praying that God blesses each and every one of us through this study!

    • JuneBug

      So sorry Becks! I meant to click on thumbs up, but clumsily pressed the thumbs down. :( Great to see you back!

  • amykelly213

    Good morning, sisters!! I am so very excited about this study!!! Have a blessed Monday!

  • Good morning, ladies!! I’m so glad to be a part of a group study! Devouring God’s word and applying it to MY life has become my daily joy! Now I have something more to look forward to with each study…sharing with Christian sisters! What a blessing! God bless and keep you all!

  • Hi ladies!
    This is my 3 rd study and i was so excited to wake up and dig in this morning, even if it was a bit hard to get out of bed early, it is SO precious to have this time just to Listen to my Father. I opened up to 1 peter 1:1-2 and words jumped off the page as if this was describing me and the words were written just for me!

    I am God's chosen people (i love those words, and keep reading them in different passages lately and they just fillme up! I guess i am finally really believing them in my life and understanding them in a new way.)
    I am living in a foreign land (i am an american living in West Africa, so yes, this is true and the adjustment to living here has been so hard.)
    God the Father knew me long ago! Love that. He just knows. I may be surrounded by strangers, but He knows me!
    His Spirit has made me Holy! Really? It's already a done deal? I'm made Holy. I am latching on to this truth today and not letting go.
    As a result you have obeyed and been cleansed by The blood of Jesus. May i walk in obedience today. I have the power through the Holy spirit to do so. May i tap into it and let the powere flow. May I lean into Him and His cleansing.
    May God give you more and more Grace and Peace! YES PLEASE!

    After reading all that i turne to the devotional and read these words.
    The people who made up these churches were under trial and pressure from a culture that didn't quite want them to be Christians.

    Again, I felt it was describing my life right now. My husband and i work at a school where we are some of very few Belivers and many of our colleagues have a very negative view of Jesus followers and of Christianity, and of the church. They don't understand why we are in Church every Sunday and i think it makes them uncomfortable. We aren't necesarily persecuted for our faith, but we are definitely walking a lonely path that stands out and is often mis understood. There are also lots of temptations everyday to try to 'fit in' instead of walk in His way.

    May i walk in the power of the Holy Spirit today!

    May God fill you wit more and more grace and Peace today dear sisters.

    I am so glad we can still post links for the anniversary. I have a vlog and am working on getting it uploaeded. I Loved hearing from so many of you and knowing more of you out there. thank you for sharing your hearts with us!

    Much love,

    • Brandi

      Awesome! Praying for you and your husband today!

    • Candacejo

      I will be praying for you Melinda! We lived in the country of Latvia, in the former Soviet Union,for a year and I know what it is like to be the "stranger". But oh my how God is using you in ways you do not even see! They are watching you every day! You are Jesus to them!

      Do not be afraid, you are covered and surrounded by His holy angels of protection and sent on a mission. Even if it looks like you are not making an impact remember one plants, another waters but God alone gives the increase!

      We are all praying with you that your light will shine in the darkness! Blessings!

    • mazmagi54 (Peggy)

      Beautiful Melinda! AMEN!!! and amen! Praying for you and your husband's mission in West Africa! and you are so right about the difficulties adjusting or living away from home. May God give you the strength and all spiritual power, supernaturally to meet the daily challenges! Asking Him to fill you with His Spirit afresh and anew as you walk in His power! hallelujah!

    • Diana

      Melinda, thank you for sharing your heart. Father, I pray that you give Melinda and her husband all joy and peace as they trust in you and that they be filled with hope by the power of your Holy Spirit. God bless you and your family.

    • JuneBug

      I am praying for you also Melinda. Oh, that the people all around you be attracted to Jesus who lives within you. That you would be a beacon of His grace and love. Blessings sister! Stay strong, we are behind you!

    • melindawatters

      Hi ladies,
      Thank you so much for your encouraging words, comments, and most of all prayers. You are a true encouragement. I do want to clarify something, that wasn't really clear in my post. I actually am not a missionary. I am an international school teacher. I live here in west africa and teach in an international school which is like a private American school. It is a VERY secular setting. My husband and I have felt led to this life of international school teachers and we feel we are as much missionaries as anyone living anywhere, called to bring make Him known where ever we are. International schools tend to be quite void of Christianity and often have an anti-christian slant among individuals. Anyhow, I just wanted to clarify my setting.

      Anyhow, I am so excited to be part of this community and really appreciate your encouragement and prayers.

      • Candacejo

        I took it to mean you were working there :) but you ARE still a missionary! Everyone is! One of the churches we visited had up over their doors as you exited, "You are now entering the Mission Field…" Loved it! Wherever we go we all represent Him! Praying for you! God bless!

    • Lori Ellen

      Hi Melinda, I just wanted to say thank you for these words and for sharing your heart. Your comments were as meaningful to me as the devotional content today.

  • mazmagi54 (Peggy)

    Many blessings to you all Chosen and Sprinkled Ones here at SRT,

    (I left this in my reply above and should have left it here) so here it is again:

    Looking so forward to these: SRT team (you cover God's Word so beautifully) and more of this great commUnity that really shares! Love to you all sisters in Christ! Chosen, holy and Sprinkled …so grateful for that and His peace and aMazing grace!

    Holy Father, Set us apart! Thank You so much for "sprinkling us with the blood of Jesus Christ" and providing us with the great sacrifice of Your Son. Come Holy Spirit illuminate us as You reveal Yourself through the Truths we seek and find as we dig together! You are so Holy! "Praise be to God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In Your great mercy You have given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade." Thank You for calling us as Your Chosen also! Thank You for Your grace and peace poured out on us! Thank You for being our Living Hope! Thank You for this safe place to come, share Your Word and be sanctified by Your Truth and Your Spirit!

    Thanks Jessi for this great start and background of Peter! I have messed up big time too, Peter so looking forward to your words of advice to make it through our trials and even though this is more than 2000 years later and a different culture and society, looks like "we're in the same boat" …


    For some reason, I had problems with leaving comments this weekend here and on your blogs but I enjoyed so many of them!
    Really, really enJOYed celebrating and getting to meet you all. I wrote my comments and then they did not publish so I lost them… :0( sorry… I gave up in frustration after it kept happening … but still read and watched. Very blessed and honored by all you shared!

  • Hey ladies! Couldn’t keep up with the Nehemiah study so I’m excited to be back studying the Word with my sisters again. Can’t wait!

    • amykelly213

      Yay! Glad to have you back, Ibukun!! Missed you!

    • Candacejo

      And I agree! We missed you terribly! :)

    • Carolynmimi

      So glad you are back! I want you to know that I am continuing to pray for your country Nigeria. You touched me so much that it would be sin if I did not pray. Thank you. Have a wonderful day and again Welcome Back!

      • Ibukun

        Amy, Candace, Carolyn, Junebug, monique! You ladies are darling and it’s such a blessings coming on here after a long day to find so many new people joining in to study God’s Word together. And it’s such a blessing to be able on here to read ALL of your comments and insights. I have not done a vlog and I doubt that I will because it’s so tough getting great service to upload videos on my blog. Anywho, for those interested, all the while I’ve been gone I’ve been strategising for this project God laid in my heart for Nigeria. He wants me to start prayermobs for my country and I wrote more about it over here http://t.co/b3drOhrBqX
        Have I told y’all how excited I am to dig in to scripture?! Apologies if I already have, I’m just so happy :’) LOVE ALL YOU PRECIOUS WOMEN OF GOD!

    • JuneBug

      I'm so happy to see you back! Been thinking about you! :)

  • I have just learned about SRT and am anxious to begin. Should I start here with 1 Peter or bein at the beginning with the earlier plans. I'm ready to dig in.

    • mazmagi54 (Peggy)

      Welcome Edlynn! Start right here with this study each day in 1 Peter, you can always do the other ones at another time but it's best to be with the group and share as we read and study! :0) There's no order when reading the TRUTH, because all of God's Word is Sprinkled with so much to dig in… so dig in with all of us right here and at You Version 1 Peter and 2 Peter… You'll love SRT!

      Looking so forward to these SRT team and more of this great commUnity! Love to you all sisters in Christ! Chosen, holy and Sprinkled …so grateful for that and His peace and aMazing grace!

      For some reason, I had problems with leaving comments this weekend here and on your blogs but I enjoyed so many of them!
      Really, really enJOYed celebrating and getting to meet you all. I wrote my comments and then they did not publish so I lost them… :0( sorry…

    • Melinda

      Welcome edlynn! Just jump in with this one! As my little boys like to sing, It's gonna be great, it's gonna be great, it's gonna be GREAT! Glad you are here. I just joined two studies ago.

    • LeahTvt

      I agree, start right here so you can be reading along and commenting with the group! That is the best thing about SRT–doing it together and learning from each other! Welcome, Edlynn!

    • Stacy

      Join us! :-)

    • Diana

      Hi Edlynn. Glad you're here. I would just jump in right here. I only started 2 plans ago and love this commUNITY. We not only get to share what God is doing in our lives, but we are able to ask for prayer from these awesome women.

      • Jesyka

        Welcome Diana! Thanks for joining the SRT community AND being willing to welcome others and encourage them!

  • Blessings ladies,

    “God the Father knew you and chose you long ago, and his Spirit has made you holy. As a result, you have obeyed him and have been cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ. May God give you more and more grace and peace.” (1 Peter 1:2 NLT)

    Awesome Lord! What more can this girl ask for? :)))

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