Are you seeking direction in this life that is often disorienting and discouraging? By trusting in Jesus Christ and following the Holy Spirit’s leading, God will produce in you the desires and actions that please him.
God has made us what we are. He has created us in Christ Jesus to live lives filled with good works that he has prepared for us to do.
Since we are surrounded by so many examples of faith, we must get rid of everything that slows us down, especially sin that distracts us. We must run the race that lies ahead of us and never give up. We must focus on Jesus, the source and goal of our faith. He saw the joy ahead of him, so he endured death on the cross and ignored the disgrace it brought him. Now he holds the honored position—the one next to God the Father on the heavenly throne.
Through Jesus we should always bring God a sacrifice of praise, that is, words that acknowledge him.
1 Peter 1:3