A Lifestyle of Holiness!
Did you know that Holiness involves setting yourself apart for the glory of God? God’s glory is His holiness. So to be holy is to be set apart for God’s service. And second, to be holy is to be characterized by the character of God- that is by the image of God in which He made us. When the word became flesh Himself, He showed us what that image of God is like in its fullest expression. To have a passion for holiness then is to have a passion to be like Christ.
A passion for holiness is a passion for God to remake us. This He does through gradual means, the means of grace, the disciplines of the Christian life: baptism, Holy Communion, worship, prayer, study and meditation on him and His written Word, fasting, silence and service. A passion for holiness is a passion to become like Jesus.
Therefore, your minds must be clear and ready for action. Place your confidence completely in what God’s kindness will bring you when Jesus Christ appears again. Because you are children who obey God, don’t live the kind of lives you once lived to satisfy your desires because you didn’t know any better. But because the God who called you is holy you must be holy in every aspect of your life. Scripture says, “Be holy, because I am holy.” I Peter 1:13-16.
Be encouraged and blessed,
The Missionaries Department
Evangelist Temple House of Refuge For All Nations C.O.G.I.C. 5121 Baseline Road Little Rock, AR 72209