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Called to be Holy


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Rachel Jolly writes

Since returning from their sabbatical , Ian and Erika have shared several times that if we want to see a move of God within our church , we need to be seeking personal holiness. Last week Scott Dalton preached on the need to be aware of our idols, which are anything we seek to put before God. These are two big challenges – a call to be holy and a call to renounce our idols. But what does this look like in real life?

We are called to be holy in our homes. We are called to be holy in school . We are called to be holy in the office. We are called to be holy on the commute. We are called to be holy with our young children . We are called to be holy with our teenagers. No matter what our age or circumstance , we will all be required to give account to God of how we spent our days. And all these places have challenges in the form of idols which we must repeatedly step away from if we are to meet God on the mountaintop, face to face.

The call to holiness coupled with love is one that often happens behind closed doors. Our God who sees all sees our hearts when nobody else does. For those of us who feel overwhelmed by the thought that we will never achieve this there is good news – the perfect holy one , Jesus Christ, is our doorway to holiness. In 2 Corinthians 12:9, we have the assurance that “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” So, let us not be overwhelmed but persevere in our pursuit of personal holiness coupled with love for God and others. What a worthy cause to set our hearts upon .