Thursday, October 03, 2019

Steps to Holiness

I have noticed that in the times that we live in today there is not much said about Holiness. Well, what is holiness? Holiness simply means being sanctified, set apart or separate from sin and evil. Growing up I thought holiness was simply women in church who had dresses down to their ankles or people who were in church who dressed in all white. Boy was I wrong! We as Christians are commanded by God to be Holy, please see (1 Peter 1:13-16). It is not just sexual immorality Christ is talking about even though that is a part of it (1 Peter 1:14-16). Our daily lives should reflect Christ's holiness. The question of the day is, how do I live holy in an unholy world? Well, I am glad you asked! Take a look at how we can live holy day by day.
  1. Obedience (Romans 6:6) -
  2. The Word of God (John 17:17)
  3. Fellowship with other Christians (Hebrews 10:24-25)
  4. The Holy Spirit (Galatian 5:16)
You do not have to try to be perfect because Christ's death perfects the sanctified. We no longer have to make the sacrifices of sin offerings to the Lord. Jesus paid for it all on Calvary's cross. We have the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us in our daily lives, but we must remain sensitive to the Holy Spirit. Your question may be how do we become more sensitive to the Holy Spirit? The answer is spend time with Christ. Christ truly desires for us to have a relationship with Him. When we have a relationship with Christ we can hear His voice clearly, so clearly He will lead and guide us in the direction we should take. You may say that I just don't have time, but let me encourage to talk to Christ at any given moment you can. It may be in the car on the way to work, on your lunch break, or right before you pick the kids up from school. If you ask and believe in faith, God will make a way for you to have time.
I just want you to know that there is no perfect person walking the earth that is truly perfect. We all make mistakes, but we should desire to sin less in our day to day lives. When you walk in holiness life will be dramatically changed for the better. You will see so much improvement and you will begin to enjoy life more.

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