Be Ye Holy

26 01 2013

But now you must be holy in everything you do, just as God who chose you is holy. For the Scriptures say, “You must be holy because I am holy.” I Peter 1:15-16 NLT 

DSC03860One description of Holiness defines it as dedicating ourselves wholly to God. We should reflect His will and His way that makes our lives and living distinct from the world. It is something that we strive for each day. We can seek to have a better understanding of what we should do and have the wisdom to do it. God’s Word is an open letter to each of us with a description of the higher ground that we should reach for in our lives. I am so thankful for the Gift of His son Jesus and the Holy Spirit that empowers believers to make our walk personal and gives us the strength to walk according to His will. It is surprisingly not a denomination, the ability to dance and shout but truly committing ourselves to God. I know that may sound difficult or create mental images of living like a monk on a hill but we can live a “holy” life right here in our homes, among our families and friends within our communities. It is a necessary dedication for the abundant life that we seek through Jesus Christ.

So roll up your sleeves, put your mind in gear, be totally ready to receive the gift that’s coming when Jesus arrives. Don’t lazily slip back into those old grooves of evil, doing just what you feel like doing. You didn’t know any better then; you do now. As obedient children, let yourselves be pulled into a way of life shaped by God’s life, a life energetic and blazing with holiness. God said, “I am holy; you be holy.”  You call out to God for help and he helps – he’s a good Father that way. But don’t forget, he’s also a responsible Father, and won’t let you get by with sloppy living. I Peter 1:15-17MSG


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