Holiness

By 1st April 2020Reflections

‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of His glory…’ (Isaiah 6:3)

With each passing day the days seem to be getting just a little longer and perhaps a little warmer. We are now beginning to see new buds appear on trees which were dark and bare over the winter and the birdsongs in the morning now seem louder and more uplifting. All definite signs that Spring is fast approaching and a time when we see the glory of God’s creation in all its wonder.

For the prophet Isaiah the glory of God was another sign of the holiness of God, however, the question of holiness is one which Christians have struggled with over the year and one which has led to many discussions and debates. However, perhaps we should look to the words of Dwight L Moody, ‘It is a great deal better to live a holy life than to talk about it. Lighthouses do not ring bells and fire canons to call attention to their shining – they just shine.’

Form a Biblical and Christian perspective this means living a life lived for God and not for the world – being in the world but not of the world. Our lives should be lived in our love for God through the relationship we have with Him in Jesus Christ. We don’t and can’t live holy lives because of choices that we make in our lifestyle, we can only do so by allowing the love of Jesus to permeate into our hearts and souls and transform us from within. Holiness is a change that we undergo as we grow in our relationship with the Lord and allow His love to direct our lives in all we are and do.

Lord, help me to live a life that is holy and pleasing to you, enshrouded in and guided by Your love, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.