I keep reminding myself, we are not under law or rules but under grace. However, we are also called to be holy, because he is holy (1 Peter 1:16).
To be holy means to be set apart.
The Bible says not to love what the world offers.
We are set free.
We are no longer slaves to sin.
What does it mean to be holy? Maybe I’m doing the wrong Bible study right now.
I’ve been in the middle of studying food from the Bible’s perspective and praise. Praise, because it’s so hard to praise him during this journey.
But maybe I should be studying what it means to be holy instead.
There are so many rules to follow when I try to lose weight. And I’ve said before my goal shouldn’t be to loose weight but to be healthy.
And to be holy, is to be healthy. I can’t think of anything more healthier than to be holy.
Time and time again, I chose to put poison into my body. Food that does not contain any nutritional value. Food that slows my body down, instead of speeding it up. Food that is slowly killing me.
Today in the locker room at Rio Vista, I ran into a lady who was getting ready for a Bible Study she was about to lead.
She complemented me on my cross necklace and told me she was disappointment she couldn’t find hers today, since her topic was going to be about the cross.
We talked briefly about what the cross means. I told her I wear my cross as a reminder that I should die to myself daily.
It’s a Christianesse saying.
And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. – Luke 9:23
For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it. – Mark 8:35
Yeah, the Bible is full of verses telling us how to be holy, set apart.
But that’s why I was there in the first place. To die to myself. To take up my cross.
I didn’t want to be there. I don’t like having to exercise. I hate even more having to watch what I eat.
I hate counting calories. I hate avoiding carbs. I hate following the rules.
But I do desire to be holy. I want to be set apart. I want to belong to God. I will be their God, and they will be my people. – Hebrews 8:10c
God gave me this body as a temple. He dwells within me. Do you know what happened to people who miss treated His dwelling place in the Bible? They died. They sure did.
I guess in a way, you can say I am too. Slowly, but dying just the same. And much quicker than what God has intended.
Lord, tonight I am asking that you make me holy. Set me apart. Make me yours. May I be blind to what the world has to offer. Set me free. Break my chains that hold me slave to sin. Keep me still. Dwell within me. Be my God. Give me life. Life that is yours. Amen.