Wholiness

Think of the idea of holiness as wholiness. Something that is whole is complete. It is a whole deal, not half or a quarter. If we are not completely holy, then we are not holy at all! Light does not dwell with darkness. God cannot abide in an unholy vessel. It really is THAT serious! If you don't believe me, believe the Word of God.

"...God is light and in him is no darkness at all. (1 John 1:5, KJV).

No darkness. At all. God also goes on to tell us to be holy as I am holy (1 Peter 1:16). That is a tall order. It is impossible really....without a holy God. Nothing intrinsic (internal) about us will measure up to the holiness that our God requires.

I have learned that the key to holiness is wholiness. The whole of your life must be pure which means that we must be in a constant state of repentance and striving to live a sinless life (sinning less and less and less). The truth of the matter is, that not even being sinless is up to us but repentance is! If you say that you have it all under control and you never sin you have already lied (which is a sin by the way) and the Bible warns us of that in 1 John 1:8.

But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His son, cleanseth us from all sin. (1 John 1:7, KJV).

If you were to eat a delicious pie but then discovered that a part of it had mold, would you eat any of it? Probably not. There is a chance that it is contaminated through and through. You cannot tell from the outside, but you can't really trust it now can you? God views us in a similar way. It is all or nothing. We either surrender fully to Him and live in the light (repenting as we go) or we dwell in darkness. Just a little sin is enough to toss the whole pie out. Let your holiness be evident. No darkness. At all.

Prayer: Lord, I repent. I have sinned and come short of Your glory. Please forgive me for ___ and make me pure and holy like You in Jesus name I pray, Amen.

Action: Turn out the lights and light a candle or use a flashlight. Is the room full of light? What things in your life need to "come to light"? Make a list, repent and turn on the light!

Watch the scope.


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    1. We are so glad you thought so Candace! That is one of our goals :)

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  2. Anita, this is good! Thank you for your heart and desire to glorify God!

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    1. Thank you Emily. That is indeed my heart's desire!

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  3. Love this. As I dig deeper into prayer, I am finding beautiful words like yours coming at the right time. Thank you!

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    1. God is so good like that. He often will send many beautiful messages to our hearts that we will miss if our hearts are not tuned to pay attention to spiritual things. Thanks for reading. I appreciate the encouragement!

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