Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Living A Holy Life!

You shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and you shall be holy; for I am holy. (Lev. 11:44) 

As Christians we live a life that is different---morally excellent, ethically beautiful. It's called a holy life. And God honors that. Because it's like He is. . . . 

All of our Christian lives we have sung the old hymn "Take Time to Be Holy." Those words are true. It does take time to be holy. It certainly takes time to be mature. It takes time to cultivate a walk with the Lord that begins to flow naturally because the enemy is so much more assertive and powerful than we. . . and so creative, so full of new ideas on how to derail us and demoralize us. 

We need to lock onto the power that comes from God's presence and invite Him to cleanse our thoughts, to correct our foul speech, to forgive us completely, and make us holy vessels, who, like the winged seraphim, spend our days bringing glory to His holy name. 

Day by Day with Charles Swindoll 

In our sinful nature, living a holy life has to be one of the most difficult ways of living. Holy living (aka Christian living), in my honest opinion is our way of letting the entire world know that it is okay to be different without conforming yourself to the ways and systems of this world. Living a holy life will no doubt have a way of separating us (Christians) from those rest of the world. The reason that is so is because the light of Jesus Christ has a way of shining through us in every single area of our lives. 

Everything from the way we view the world to the way we talk is viewed in an entirely different light. Living a holy life also comes under greater scrutiny because the world is depending upon us to live out the words we preach from the pulpit. Any kind of credibility we have as Christians is largely determined by the way we live out our "holy life". Obviously, the way we live out the holy life will vary from person to person. Some of more often than not will have to learn how to live out the holy life at work, while others have to live it out at home, and yet others living out their holy life among people from other nations of the world. What we must always keep in mind regardless of the environment we find ourselves in is to live out the holy life with Jesus in mind. 

Thank you so much for reading this far friends! May God continue to bless you and keep you as you live out the holy life in light of God's Word and Jesus' life! JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!. . . . :-).