Made for Holiness

What were we created for? Our souls know it, every part of us knows it. We were designed for holiness. We were actually made for it. Nothing else can fulfill us the way that holiness can.

Imagine taking a chair and riding it to work or school. You could do it, I guess. It would be a little easier if it had wheels, but it would be really difficult and not efficient at all. On the other had, sitting in a chair is easy. There’s really no effort, no thinking about what to do on it, you just sit, because that’s what it was made for.

It’s the same with us. We can live lives that are directed towards fame, riches, success, distraction, and spectacular experiences, but these will never be enough. They will never fit like a life of holiness does.

Now, most of us think that a life of holiness means giving up anything fun or interesting, and I would beg to differ. Many of the things that bring us joy in our lives are only enhanced when we are centered in who we were meant to be.

Being holy doesn’t mean selling everything and moving to Africa or India. At least not for everyone. For most of us, being holy means bringing God into the lives that we are already living. Oh, our lives will change, but in ways that are filled with joy, love, peace, gentleness, kindness, and mercy.

How do we get there? Well, this is step one. Once you know what you were designed for, then you can start living in that reality. In the next several days, we’ll be going through steps to help us get there. I hope you join me.

Psalm 139: 13-16

For it was you who formed my inmost being; you who knit me together in my mother's womb.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.

Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

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