The spirit of holiness comes to believers after accepting God in all of his glory, and by doing his will. These devout ones live disciplined lives. They taste the true freedom of life, and love God with their whole hearts. Every day these believers approach the Supreme Being and are blessed abundantly. Shakti Gawain (b. 1948), a New Age and personal development author wrote, “Every time you don’t follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual darkness.” These individuals who live triumphantly know security in the Lord.
Sickness of the Soul
What are your motives in life? Are you bogged down? Do you feel rebellious? Are you living in debt? Are you morally bankrupt? Do you suffer from sickness of the body, mind and spirit? If you are worried about such matters you may be suffering from a sickness of the soul. Marilyn Monroe (1926–1962), an actress, model and singer said, “I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love.” As Monroe puts it her main motive for living was to find love. Her focus though shouldn’t be on false love, but rather on God’s gifts of true, and abiding love.
By the Creator believers are blessed with strong assurances to do good deeds. They serve and each day, pursue moral goals, and find richness in the Torah. By their lifestyle they are enthroning the living God, for they have a childlike trust in him. These righteous ones obey God’s commandments, and are blessed in deciphering the intricacies of life. Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862), an author and abolitionist wrote, “Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.” Thoreau wasn’t prepared to settle on a basic type of morality. He wanted us to pursue meaningful lives. People agree that we should endeavor to be the best we can by the way we live, and what we do.
Walk in Holiness
Peace and hopefulness should be a way of life for those walking in holiness. Such a commitment brings self-fulfillment and blessings to our communities. All of us have to be compassionate, repentant, and committed to daily prayer. By the grace of God we’ll grow to know salvation and be saved from our misdeeds. Roman Stoic philosopher Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BC–65 AD) said, “One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.” Seneca could well be speaking about us today, for there’s much rancor in public discourse. To have true understanding and live in spiritual holiness believers have to turn to God – the Provider of good gifts. He loves those estranged from him, and we have the privilege to turn to him.