God calls us to a life of holiness. In living a life of holiness we are called to live with God’s love being our guiding light. Although we are imperfect in our human form, we are called to emulate our perfect God.
In daily living we are called to build others up, to pray for all we encounter, to do good and to do no harm, to serve and to give to others. Elements such as pride, greed, envy, and such are not welcome in our hearts. Our covenant with God calls us to holiness. And through this covenant we find God’s power being present to help us accomplish this calling.
Paul looked at holiness as a holistic or complete package. It involves our body, mind, and soul living a life worthy of Jesus Christ. Our journey of faith should lead us closer and closer and closer to Christ.
God knows we are imperfect creatures. As we prepare to celebrate Christ’s birth, we are also reminded that Jesus walked this earth too. Although He was without sin, He felt all of the emotions and things we deal with and struggle with. Jesus is on our side. He intercedes for us. God calls us to perfection, seeking to make saints out of our imperfection. The road is narrow but His love never fails and His hand is always upon us, guiding and leading us to walk in Christ’s way.
Scripture reference: 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-24