It is very fitting that the final week of our study is coming to a close just before Christmas. It could not be more perfect to recognize that God wants to “come alive” in our hearts and lives than at Christmas when we celebrate Jesus coming to live with us. We began this study learning who we are to God and just how much HE loves us. We continued the study to learn how we are to respond to HIM as Father. It has truly been an awesome journey to realize what A DAUGHTER IS WORTH to God. He gave His only Son for you. Your life matters to HIM. How will you show Him how much HE matters to you???? Words are cool and everything, but ACTIONS speak louder!!
How are you going to bring HIS love to LIFE inside of you? God calls us to be different from the world. He wants us to be holy, like he is holy. Today’s lesson focuses on church and how we are to recognize God’s holiness. I would like to challenge you to think outside the box (the church box) and apply God’s call to YOUR LIFE – how you live every day. When people think of you, do they think “holy”? Hmmmm
The only time many of us use the word ‘holy’ is when we need an adjective to make something seem important. Like cows and moly and poo. Well, “HOLY” is important. It means to show a devotion to God and to a life of virtue; to set apart or worthy of respect by association with God. Holy means being completely WHOLE just like GOD.
“But now you must be holy in everything you do, just as God — who chose you to be his children — is holy. For he himself has said, “You must be holy because I am holy.”
1 Peter 1:15-16
Peter says we have been chosen to be God’s children – HIS Daughters – and we are to be holy, LIKE HE is HOLY. God is calling out this generation to bring HOLY back. Don’t be afraid, BE BOLD. Can there be any safer place to be than a chosen daughter of the King of KINGS? When God makes a promise, HE DOESN’T BREAK IT!! All those promises in the Bible; they are still good. God is still providing for every promise He ever made. All those promises in the Bible – they are YOURS. Claim them, they are free. Let those promises bring holy to life inside of your heart.
“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”
Hebrews 4:12 ESV
God knows what is in your heart. Do not be deceived to think that you can say one thing and act another and God will not know. Give God permission to change your heart to be like HIS and He WILL. It’s a promise. You won’t regret living your life for Jesus, but you will regret it if you don’t. This season of Christmas when we celebrate Jesus being born as a baby and coming to life a life as a human, embrace the story of His holiness. Take it inside you and let it change your heart. Let your heart break for the things that break HIS heart.
Let Love Come to LIFE Inside of YOU this Christmas! As Ava tells us, “As a worthy daughter, being holy is both challenging and rewarding. You may not be perfect every time, but working toward purity is all that God asks. Don’t be frightened by a lifestyle of holiness; after all, the Holy Spirit is in you, making all things possible. Praise God for His presence, and most of all, acknowledge His awesome holiness.” (p. 171)
Let’s Praise God together:
Father, we praise You for WHO You are. We thank You for Your promises to care for us and lead us and guide us every day. Father, we give You permission to bring our hearts to life inside us and make us burn to be Your hands and feet. Make us holy like You are holy. Make us whole and complete in Your love. We love You, Lord. Thank You for loving us so much that You sent Your Son to this earth as a baby to be a sacrifice for our sins. May our generation be one that lives to love others the way You would have us to. Continue to teach us your ways. AMEN
My love to you all and Merry Christmas,
Mama T <3
If you have come to a place that your heart is telling you to ask Jesus into your life as Lord and Savior, please ASK HIM. It’s easy, it’s free and it’s the best gift you could give Him for Christmas. We invite you today to ask Him into your heart.
Please pray with us:
Lord Jesus, I come to You today and ask You to be my Lord and Savior. I have learned who You are through this bible study Lord, and I want to know You personally. I admit that I am a sinner, I confess the sins that I have in my heart, and I believe You will forgive me for all my sins. I ask You now to come into my life, as my personal Lord and Savior. AMEN!
If you prayed that prayer today, let us know. We would love to rejoice with you as you celebrate you BIRTHday as a sister in Christ.
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