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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Holiness

Time for Coffee in a Teacup!

Today I'm sharing from a study about holiness.

For many people to be 'holy' immediately brings these thoughts...

You don't walk ~ you float.
You don't talk ~ you pontificate.
You don't eat ~ you 'sup.'
You don't sleep because you're too busy with the Father's work.

Most of us have these ideas of living a holy life and it seems so unattainable.  But scripture teaches us that we can be holy, that our holiness grows as we grow closer to Jesus, becoming more like Him.


If it were not possible to live a holy life God would not have commanded it.  He said in Leviticus 19:2, "You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy."  To be holy means to be separated to God.  Being set apart to God makes us holy.


We are not made holy by doing good things.  We are made holy by faith in Christ.  Little by little as we grow and live with the Lord, we will become more like Him.

But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit or the Lord.
2 Corinthians 3:18


As you draw closer to Him, you will continuously become more holy.  Although perfection is not totally attainable in this life, Christian maturity and holy living is something we should constantly strive toward and aim for. 

Just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love.
Ephesians 1:4


Footnotes

Today's post was inspired by:
Praying In The Spirit
by:Jack Hayford

My pictures today are of items very dear to my heart.  The crochet tablecloth was made by my grandmother.  The teapot and cup are gifts of a few years ago from my youngest daughter, Peggy.  When my second daughter, Tammy, was very young, she gave me the little hummel figurine.  And lastly, the yellow mugrug was made by me!!


Until Next Time
Take Time to be Holy!






8 comments:

  1. Your posts are always so full of love and kindness and pretty vignettes....I want to be just like you when I grow up. :) Love you. Ms. Mary.

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  2. Another thought provoking post..thank you Mary.
    I love your china...its very Spring like. I think I may drink my coffee in a tea cup today
    Phoebe x

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  3. Good and encouraging post,Mary, as always.
    Love your teapot and other items.

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  4. My grandma made crocheted tablecloths like that too!

    Memories... :)

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  5. very good, Mary Jane....heard a sermon one time on us growing from glory to glory....

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  6. "Take time to be holy, speak oft' with thy Lord...Abide in Him always, and feed on His Word..." One of my favorite old hymns. Yes, we are holy because we belong to Christ...but it helps to take time to grow in that holiness by feeding on His Word and spending time with Him in prayer. This was a great reminder today. Thank you. I love all the items in your pictures. So bright and sunny...just like today! Lovely.

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  7. You def. inspire me, sweet friend...thank you...many Blessings to you.

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  8. Oh sweet Miss Mary! I am in love with your precious and priceless tea pot and tea cup! Ooh...my hands are wringing for them! Ha! Oh yes He is Holy....reminded me of one of our ladies that went on the mission trip with me. She said, "God's Word is Holy and we best treat it as so". Those words have rang in my ears ever since. Enjoyed this post so much! What precious keepsake items you have from those who love you so. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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