Pursuing Holiness of God
Category : General
Romans 12: 1 (KJV)
1I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
God has made it possible for us to walk in holiness. But He has given to us the responsibility of doing the walking. He does not do that for us. Someone commented on what it means to be a Christian. They say, “If you do not plan to live the Christian life totally committed to knowing your God and to walking in obedience to Him, then don’t begin. For this is what Christianity is all about. It is a change of citizenship, a change of governments, a change of allegiance. If you have no intention of letting Christ rule your life, then forget Christianity; it is not for you.” Kay Arthur
There is a difference between a decision and a commitment. The reason the church is not making more of an impact in our society is that many church members made a decision about Christ, but have not made a commitment to Christ.
The difference between what the Lord is calling us to do and what He called those people in the Old Testament to do is this: Their sacrifice was to die; our sacrifice is to live! While that is true, there are also some similarities between our sacrifice and theirs. Now, just as then, the sacrifice the Lord is commanding each of us to make is costly, painful, difficult, personal and necessary. Basically, God is commanding every one of His people to lay the totality of their persons on the altar of sacrifice. But, at the same time, this sacrifice must continue to function in the world around it.
It is said that many Christians ‘stall out’ in their faith when the call to total commitment is received or viewed as something too high or too hard to acquire…or they have never been taught that total commitment is Christ’s demand for all His followers.
Have a great and God filled day!