Shepherd to sheep
God say to His people in Leviticus 11:44-45,
“For I am the LORD your God. You shall therefore consecrate (commit) yourselves, and you shall be holy; for I am holy. Neither shall you defile yourselves with any creeping thing that creeps on the earth. For I am the LORD who brings you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God. You shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.”
This was God’s heart for His people during the days of the Exodus, and it is His heart for His people in 2021.
One of God’s favorite sayings in the Bible is, “Be Holy for I am Holy”.
Understand this Saint: God would never command us to “Be Holy” if it was Impossible to “Be Holy”.
HOW CAN WE BE HOLY?
Ask Him to Forgive you of all your sins.
Commit your life to Him.
Ask Him for the Power of the Holy Spirit
Obey Him Fully in all things.
Love Him More than Sin, the World & Yourself.
WHY DOES GOD WANT US TO BE HOLY?
Presence - So that we can be with Him.
Pleasure – So that we can please Him in everything & in every way.
Protection - So that we won’t be harmed by the results of Sin in this world & after.
Proclamation - So that we can show the world who He is… HOLY!
Remember… to practice holiness in our daily lives is not to put on a frown, ignore, hate, be angry or be mean to people.To practice holiness is a fulfillment of a beautiful call of God for our lives, where LOVE is our motivation in all things!
Commit yourself to a Joyful, Love Filled Holiness to the Lord! If you do, your spiritual life will never be the same.
- Pastor Andrew