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Living Life In Holiness

Living Life In Holiness

Before reading this post, I highly encourage you to let the Holy Spirit guide your mind and thoughts. He might reveal something to you that you need to know, so I encourage you to do so now before reading. Bless you!

So this may be something that some people may or may not understand when living a holy life. We were all called to live a holy life by God. He actually commands it. 

But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; 16 for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” I Peter 1:15-16 NIV

What is living a life of holiness? It is living differently from how the world lives. In your words, in your behavior, attitude, values, etc., living a life of holiness is not like living in the world. 

Remember, if you are a Christian, you may live in the world, but you are not of the world. You are now a child of God, bought at a price to live a good and best life for you and, most importantly, glorifying God. 

Living A Life Of Holiness Sets You Apart From The World

Living a life of holiness is not like the world. It’s very different from the world; the world seeks what it wants or self-seeking, as I would like to call it. But the desires of God are serving God and serving others in love. 

God did not call us to do whatever we want in life because it leads to nothing at the end of the day. Only the things of God will matter, no matter how much you make a life for yourself. Without God, you will not be satisfied in your life. This is not rude or mean, but I have experienced it myself, even without the riches and luxurious life. Life without God is nothing. 

The post is about living life in holiness

Living Life In Holiness

Living a holy life does not also mean you will have it all together. However, it requires you to desire more of God and less of what the flesh desires. There may be boundaries and limitations you may need to set in your life. Sometimes removing the hindrance from fully living a life of holiness will have to be made. However, it depends on your lifestyle. 

But the post here is about how can one live a holy life? Let’s find out. 

You Live In Repentance, Humility, and Righteousness

Living In Repentance

The bible says that you make God a liar if you say that you are not without sin. This is because you are fostering pride and not humbling yourself. Living a holy life requires continuous repentance. Remember, just because we are Christians does not mean we won’t sin. But that does not mean we can’t overcome it. By ourselves anyway. 

If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar, and his word is not in us. – I John 1:8-10 NIV

I recently wrote a post about my personal story on how I had to let go of pride because it hindered me from seeking God’s forgiveness and the forgiveness of loved ones. When I let go of pride, I bawled out, snots came out, and I came to the Lord to cleanse me from this unrighteousness. But let me tell you, I felt better. Harboring something in your heart is not good. It only makes your life worse. 

Living In Humility

After repenting, live a life of humility. There is a saying that goes, “No one knows what they’re doing.” And that’s true. We think we know how to live a certain way, but in reality, we don’t. Promises are made to ourself or written our 5-year goals, only to end up not having these goals accomplished. 

Plus, drinking and partying, thinking that it’s the thing to do. When in reality, it is not in our best interest. It’s downright sinful, particularly in what goes on nowadays. This is me saying as a person that has gone to places like that once or twice and never understood the concept of clubbing or drinking until you’re drunk. That, my friend, is crazy. 

But let’s not digress. 

Humility is by way of serving, not thinking highly of yourself, or being better than everyone. The book of proverbs shows many examples of humility. Humility is not flashy. It does not seek its own will but serves others, and as a Christian, serving God. 

But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” James 4:6 NIV

Living Life In Holiness: Living in Righteousness

Matthew 5:6 states in the AMPC version, 

Blessed and fortunate and happy and spiritually prosperous (in that state in which the born-again child of God enjoys His favor and salvation) are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God), for they shall be completely satisfied!

in the Msg version, 

You’re blessed when you’ve worked up a good appetite for God. He’s food and drink in the best meal you’ll ever eat.

This means that our desires, our needs just as we need food, should be God! And when we have God, He is all that we need. So, all in all, God should be our food, our necessity because He provides, and He is everything to us. So God is the all in all, the provider, the just God, the strong and mighty tower, the shelter like no other, the compassionate God, the loving God, and so much more!

Thinking about it…

Why are we seeking the things in this world that would never deeply satisfy us when God is all that we need? The only answer here is based on the lies of the enemy. 

Why aren’t you giving yourself entirely to God today? Is it because of fear, because it might be boring? It seems complicated? Maybe you’ve lived a Christian life before, but it disappointed you?

My siblings in Christ, let’s not lean on our own understanding but stick to the truth and Word of God. When you meditate on His Word, you are seeking and desiring to walk in his righteousness. With the decision of obeying God, you are deciding to seek and thirst for Him and his righteousness.

Though people and things fail you, God will not fail you. I confess, declare it, and know it by heart!!!

You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water. – Psalm 63:1

Be Renewed in the Mind of His Word

Living Life In Holiness

To be honest, it is difficult finding teachings and preaching that distinctively talk about the Word of God. This is just me saying. I am glad that God has led me to a few people that teach about the TRUTH of the word of God. 

This is to say that it is essential to immerse yourself in the word of God. Let it be your food, your instruction, your guidance to living a life that is good for you and pleases God. 

For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and Spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. – Hebrews 4:12 NIV

The word of God is not something that you should read on the surface. Then you should just read it as a storybook. But it truly is more than that. Allow the Holy Spirit to touch your heart as you read a particular book or verses in the bible and meditate on it. Then, the Holy Spirit will speak, one way or another. 

One thing I would like to say is that God speaks one way or another. So let’s say you were reading a particular verse. You meditate on it all day, then all of a sudden, something happens that brought you that verse in mind later on. That would be God speaking to you. Sometimes, he may reveal the meaning of the verse in your life that day or days later. But you won’t know it until you read and meditate on His word. 

Renewing Your Mind In the WORD also Renews Your VIew About God 

The bible also reveals God himself. So you have to think about the Word of God like food, as I mentioned. Jesus mentioned that His food was to do the glory of His Father.

“My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work. – John 4:34 NIV

Being renewed in mind removes you from the thought and beliefs of the world. If your value was to FOMO or something like that, that is not the will of God. 

If you believed that having gone to college, getting a career, or having a family was THE way of life, that is of God. However, God will use this thing to glorify His name.  

Renewing Your Mind In The WORD Brings You Closer To God

If your beliefs on love were based between a man and woman, then that also is wrong. Love begins with God because God is love. It is not between a man and a woman. If your belief was that your body was your body, and you could do whatever you wanted with it. I mean, there are many things that I’ve gotten wrong when it came to living life. I thought I knew some stuff. 

But I did not. And that’s a good thing because I don’t want to think that I know everything when in reality, God knows all, and He will teach me how to walk in His will and blessings. 

Reading God’s word will renew your mind on so many things that you thought you knew. But that comes with humility and desiring to walk in the righteousness of God.

Putting To Death Hindrances

As Christians, we are not without struggle. Jesus said that we will have trouble, but He has overcome the world (John 16:33). He overcame all the struggles we currently go through daily. Yet, even by His stripes, we are healed (Isaiah 55:5). 

When you choose to live as a Christian, you also decided within your heart to put to death all hindrances and sins that cause you to sin. But, as I mentioned, there are certain things you may have to set boundaries to, limitations, or even remove. From television, what you wear, to what you say and act, these are all things we need to pay attention to. I actually wrote an eBook about this matter called setting biblical boundaries if you want to check it out. 

If you already know that you are living a way that does not please God, as plain as day, then it’s time to leave them. Remove yourself from them. It will require you to have self-control, which can be given in power through the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). 

If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. You should lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. -Matthew 5:29 NIV

There are principalities of powers and rulers, or demonic spirits if you want to get real. They use items, such as clothes or new age stuff, to destroy people’s lives as we speak. You may not understand this, but when you read the word of God, you will know the truth!

And the Truth will set you free (John 8:32)!

They also put lies into your head to cause you to sin, to make you feel unloved, and separate you from God. Remember the purpose of the enemy is to steal, kill, and destroy you. But don’t fall into that because it is all lies!!! Instead, lean on Jesus Christ, who came to give you life, and abundantly. 

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life and have it to the full. – John 10:10 NIV

Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish but understand what the Lord’s will is. Ephesians 5:15-17 NIV

Living In Holiness: Abiding In The Holy Spirit

Living Life In Holiness

Living a life of holiness is not done alone. That is when the Holy Spirit comes in, entirely if you let Him. The Holy Spirit, who lives in you, carries the fruit of the Spirit we all should live by. He is also the Spirit of wisdom, understanding, counsel, might, knowledge, and fear of the Lord (Isaiah 11:2). So when you read God’s word, ask the Holy Spirit to teach you what God wants you to know, anything that brings you back to God himself. Then, when you need help with something at the moment, speak to Him, and He guides, teaches, and even instructs you. 

The Holy Spirit speaks to me when I ask Him for something, He immediately answers me in my thoughts. Usually, it is a thought that I would never have thought of before. Another way is through a biblical verse that may relate to an event that happened that day. It is really a joy to know that we have THE GOD who supplies us with what needs! Just know that this is not the only way God speaks. 

Let’s not limit God in how He desires to speak to His people!

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:19 NIV

You are loved. God only desires what is best for you. We do not know what is best for ourselves. Only He does. He created us to desire Him, to delight in Him. Don’t you know that if you desire Him, He will give you the desires of your heart (Psalm 37:4)? Not your heart, but what He has put in your heart that is good and pleasing to His will?

Living a life of holiness may seem complicated, but remember that you are not alone. Let the Holy Spirit guide you. Submit to Him humbly, and He will do the work. Walk in your faith. Remember that God’s lovingkindness is better than life itself (Psalm 63:3). 

So my sister (brother) in Christ, how are you going to live today?

Hope this post blessed you dearly. And thank you, Bible Gateway, for the bible verse references!

Until Next Time. 

Living Life In Holiness

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