Living a holy life – Prayer for November 5. Praise the Lord everybody! In this era of “Gospel light” in the body of Christ we have streamed lined Church doctrine and Gods statutes to the point where some things are rarely taught, if at all.
Bible Verse for Today
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Romans 12: 1-2)
One of the key words in this scripture is “holy”, holy, acceptable unto God. A lot of times we come to God in our “mess”, unrepentant, and we expect Him to bless us and our mess (our sin).
Look around you and then look at yourself and then ask yourself, “how many truly holy living people do I know?” Uncompromising, Holy Spirit filled and living everything they know by faith people. The answer for most is very few, but according to everything we’ve read in the scriptures this is what God expects from His people. 1 Peter 1:15-16 says, “But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; because it is written, be ye holy; for I am holy.”
The dictionary says living holy means living or undertaken with highly moral or spiritual purpose; saintly: a holy person; a holy way of life. Gifts mean nothing unless you use them in a holy way. There are well over 500 scriptures that mention the word holy, but the term Christian is only mentioned three times in the Bible. There are a lot of people going around claiming to be Christians but how many would dare to claim that they are holy men and woman of God? Very few, yet it is obvious that this is what is required of us.
When you are trying to live holy you will be talked about, called a legalist, a fanatic, a zealot and a religious nut, mostly because people prefer to pull you down rather than climb up to you, just ask Nehemiah. As men and woman of God we cannot be concerned about that, we must be steadfast, and obedient, un-swayed by talk and name calling. Living a holy life is the only is the only way to see God in the beauty of Holiness. God bless you all.
Living a Holy Life Prayer for Today
Father God, give us the grace we need to live holy. Help us Lord to live a holy and consecrated life and let us not be swayed by the world around us. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.