Monday, January 9, 2012

Why Holiness is a Choice!

Holiness is to be set apart, fully consecrated for Him and His purposes.  Holiness is a gift given when we answer the call of Jesus, “Come follow Me.”; obedience to come and follow; to empty myself of everything that I held or hold dear and receive from my precious Lord those elements that He needs me to carry to reach out to the broken world.   

Holiness is a recognition that in me dwells no good thing, unless it is the pure love and light of Christ.  By faith, we obtain His life and light and love.  

“Be holy as I am holy.”   

He calls us to carry our cross, whatever it be, totally identifying ourselves with his suffering, death and rejection, and trusting in the risen life that He has freely bestowed upon us.  His blood became the drink offering poured out from His holy vessel to reconcile us to our Father.  

Will I trust in Him to not only make me holy unto that end, that my life would be counted to  be a holy vessel to my God, and the world that He loves so much, that even in its darkness, sin and black-heartedness he gave His only Son to make us one with Him?

Forgive me Father for not allowing the crucible of the potter’s fire to strengthen me.  Forgive me when I want to hide because the way seems too difficult. 

Thank You for Your promise- that nothing can snatch me from Your hand.
I choose to be holy-set apart for You.  Lord, I trust You will bring it to pass.

Question: What is one thing you can do today to walk in holiness?