Friday, February 1, 2008

Removing Mixture

Months ago I opened to the scripture in Jeremiah 15:19 "If you take out the precious from the vile, You shall be as My mouth.." This awakened a renewed desire in my life for Holiness. Not the "holiness" that is filled with do's and don'ts that give "saints" a greater sense of self righteousness above others, but a Holiness birthed with passion to be close to God. The fruit of this holiness is love and gentleness... really... simply Christ likeness.

Ps 24:3 3 "Who may ascend into the hill of the LORD?, Or who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart,Who has not lifted up his soul to an idol..."

Holiness is about access to God, who is Holy. By the cross, we have access to the Holy Spirit who makes us Holy. There is an initial "Holiness" that takes place when we accept Jesus. (this is called justification) ..And there is the process where the Holy Spirit is making us holy. (Sanctification) The reason God wants us holy is so that we might have unhindered fellowship with Him. He is Holy, and only that which is Holy abides in His presence.

Father make us Holy. We agree with Your work in our lives. We want to be Holy because we want You! Thank You for Your grace that leads us to You.

Blessings - Richy

1 comment:

Viking Granny said...

Yes God.......Make us HOLY....

Set apart......

We want to dwell in Your presence.

Yes God!

That was a very powerful word Richard....

Simple basic pure and clean.