Thoughts from Beth McLendon
reminds me that
In my good days and in my bad days,
I can rest in the fact
that God is over all things,
he will one day make all things right,
he loves me.
And he loves YOU.
Mighty is the One who Loves Me.
Mighty is the One who takes care of Me.
Everything about God
Holy, Righteous, and full of Truth.
This Psalm highlights
the Power, the Holiness, and the Majesty
of our God.
This Psalm emphasizes the holiness of God by
"God is Holy"
in its content.
Verses 3, 5, and 9
Psalm 97:12 NKJV says:
"Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous,
And give thanks at the remembrance of
His holy name."
God says holiness is beautiful.
Psalm 96:9 NKJV
"Oh, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness!"
Most Christians today
when someone mentions that
God tells us to be holy.
Why has the words "Holy" and "Holiness"
become words most Christians
Has it occurred to you
- the enemy of our soul -
a public relations campaign
the biblical understanding of the word
Holy and Holiness
have gained a bad reputation
through the hard work
of the demonic kingdom.
This demonic campaign
was done to steal something from us.
To steal the truth that
Holiness is actually a beautiful concept.
The devil wants us to believe that
holiness is the opposite of what it really is.
God says holiness is actually a beautiful concept.
most of you will struggle with that idea.
If that is you,
I hope you will keep reading and open your heart.
Holy means set apart.
Christians are to be set apart
from the filth and grime
and depths of sin and sadness
that the world tries to draw us into.
God created our destiny
enjoying God's love and growing to look like Jesus.
God knows we will never be perfect.
he is asking us to keep growing toward holiness.
Ephesians 5:1 TLB
Follow God's example in everything you do
just as a
much loved child
imitates his father.
Many people will relate to the following story.
I was talking to a
close friend about the topic of holiness.
that growing up,
there was a holiness church in her town.
Those who attended had
attitudes and an appearance
that resulted in her developing...
a bad impression of the word "Holiness."
She now realizes that
the demonic kingdom
helped her to
focus on that church,
and associate the idea of
with ideas such as
unhappiness, self-righteousness, pride,
and dullness of living.
Only recently has she realized her programming.
She has come to realize
the beauty of holiness.
that the devil had worked to steal right thoughts
from her mind
which affected her spiritual life.
Now she has renewed her mind,
and she loves the word
God is not trying to
take fun or happiness away from us
by telling us to be holy.
He is trying to
protect us from many problems, difficulties, and trials.
I suggest that we need to be more aware
of the devil's plan
to destroy the words
"Holy" and "Holiness"
God to renew our mind to think more like him.
My DISC personality mentor
Dr. Robert Rohm
"We cannot beware of something
if we are not
aware of it."
Now that we are aware,
I suggest that...
Every time we hear the words "holy" or "holiness,"
we need to remember
the devil's schemes
to taint our thoughts about these words.
We need to cooperate with God
re-train our mind to think like God thinks.
One of the purposes of
reading the Bible
is to put ourselves in a position
to allow God
re-train our mind
so that we think like Him.
God calls this re-training
Renewing our Mind.
When we read the Bible with a teachable heart,
we allow God to
renew our mind.
See our page on Renewing Your Mind
Help me to
Hunger for Holiness.
Let's sing this song
until we mean it with all our heart.
Those who seek holiness
share a deep intimacy with God.
Come Let us go
Note: Adonai is Hebrew for Lord.
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