EM PORTUGUES, CLIQUE AQUI
Hi there... what you think about holiness?
Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. Hebrews 12:14
Read the bible?
Time to prayer?
Go to church?
YES, you are right in all but, I think something more, follow me.
Think you spend long time reading the bible and when you finish, someone tread on your foot or say some lie about you. Immediately you shout: look where you walk! Or gather all your words to talk bad about that people. Well, I know that these and lots more thing happen all the time with us.
Think that at church you smile and are kind with everybody but at home shout with kids, husband or anybody that dare cross you way while watch your ‘favorite soap opera’! hahaha Oh Pati, you can tell, no one is made by iron, you are not at my home, my husband is a bad guy and my kids don’t respect me!
Well, I know that and agree with you BUT ‘without holiness no one will see the Lord’!
And about your ‘personal organization and hygiene’?
NOT, it already is so much, you can say me! Where you wanna reach?!
Dear sister/brother – Holiness is far beyond read bible, pray and go to the church, these things are the least we can do, it is no more that our due as Christian, God waits more from us.
An house in order
Kindness in talk with people that live with us
Yes, these things God have pleasure
Some woman give no good testimony inside her house and, for this, your family is not saves. They just gossip and never pray for them.
DO WHAT SAY
Do these things is be holy in the presence of the Lord. Dear reader, the same people that is holy inside temple, need be the same outside that. People guard they thought, mouth and actions inside church and in their house, oh God, is another!!!
It can’t happen because when Jesus come back to us, He will take us as we are indeed, no just like inside our temple.
My church is in a living room. Why?? Because I always want show that what we are in the temple, we need be inside our house. Seem that soon we will seek bigger house!
We need know who is the Lord that we serve and what He wants of us.
Did you already read Leviticus? Why so many number, meters and so many details? Yes, God see details and an organized house also means a mind organized. Everyone who read bible have a good mind (to read and to practice).
God see so serious about be holy that He say: If your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life maimed or crippled than to have two hands or two feet and be thrown into eternal fire. And if your eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into the fire of hell. Matthew 18:8,9 – Well, for me it is very serious. Sometimes you spend long time watching TV and movies that you know that if God would sit in your side, you would not see them! Well, just remember that He is. So take it out of your life, it and all that you know that are putting you far from God.
Holy means separated. We need be different of the all world and it never was about cloths but about action.
When, in the first times of church, people seen that those who were called Christians were good workers and better slaves, they stopped to persecute them because they bring well to the society. Can you think that when you change your temper and actions, lots things will get better?!
There are lots promises of God for us, but we need to obey His word.
Nothing in all world is better than to obey and put His word in first place at our life.
Turn off your TV
Clean your house
Say good words to your family
With these things God will have pleasure and nothing lack to those who believe in Him and the bigger prove of believe is to obey.
Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you,who acts on behalf of those who wait for him. Isaiah 64:4
You will see, things will be better when you become holy you life.