In my readings today from the Mosaic Bible, it’s talking about and giving examples of God’s grace in the past. Such as, when God provided water to the Israelites, when Jesus revealed Himself to the woman at the well, the mere creation of everything reveals God’s grace towards us. Even though sin has entered the world, the world God created to be perfect, God is transforming it little by little by His grace. Jesus is the beginning of God’s grace and He can transform your life into a life full of grace if you allow Him to do it.
Now this question of holiness has been in my mind the last few days and I couldn’t believe it is part of my Lent devotion. There are 3 questions that are being asked: What is holiness? Where is holiness? And who is holy?
Since I have questioned this myself recently I will cite where I got these answers.
What is holiness? (gotQuestions.org)
Where is holiness? ( my interpretation)
Holiness is found in God of course. In the Old Testament the Temple was holy because God’s presence was there. Now that Jesus has come and left us with the Holy Spirit, holiness is found everywhere. Holiness is found in ourselves (believers) and in everything because God is everywhere and in everything.
And who is holy? (gotQuestions.org)
To become holy we first need a right relationship with God which comes by believing in Jesus Christ as Savior. We must make sure we are “born again” believers, see John 3:1-3. If we are truly believers then we recognize our position in Christ automatically sets us apart from the world. Live a “set apart” life living according to God’s Word, studying it and growing in it. God isn’t calling us to be perfect, but to be distinct from the world. (1 Peter 2:9). Peter tells us how to be holy and stay holy on a day to day basis. ( 1 Peter 1:13-16)
Trail to the Tree
Day 13- Live the Last Supper
The scripture is The Last Supper.
Ann says: Today, drink from the cup. Whatever God gives today, give thanks for it and drink it all down. The Eucharist , another name for the Lord’s Supper, comes from the Greek word that means “thanksgiving”. Today, live the Eucharist. Count your blessings, wake up to the feast that He has spread for you.
What I’m learning is, in living the Last Supper we are giving thanks to God for all His graces, all His love, all His holiness. Through Jesus, we can join the feast at the end of days. We can rejoice with Him like at the ending of a really good movie. What comes to my mind is Frodo in The Lord of The Rings when all the hard stuff was over and he saw all the people around him when he woke up. I picture heaven like that. Even though we aren’t there yet we can still have heaven on earth, experience God’s presence through the Eucharist ( thanksgiving).
Day 1- Get your thinking straight and be in God’s presence
Day 2- Be reading the Bible and trust God
Day 3- Reverence, worship and praise God and Jesus for who God is and what Jesus has done.
Day 4- Be faithful to Him and He will be faithful to fill you. Look to Jesus with gratitude and prayer.
Day 5- Notice the miserable and suffering, ask God to reveal them so I can tell them the Good News that there is hope and there is a Savior, His name is Jesus!
Day 6- Stay close to God with a repented heart. He will bring life out of the mundane if I trust Him to do it.
Day 7- Relationship means dependence. Depend on your relationship with Jesus to do God’s will and bring Him joy and joy to yourself.
Day 8- Don’t hesitate to ask God for help out of all temptations, trials, distresses and troubles. Keep God on your mind, always.
Day 9- Being thankful and having faith for the presence of God in my life will prompt miracles.
Day 10- Let my heart stay vulnerable so God can multiply His love through me.
Day 11- God helps us through the words of Jesus.
Day 12- Surrender and live a new life
Day 13- Receive and give thanks for God’s grace and live holy