Wednesday, November 23, 2011

are we a mixture?

Are we guilty of being a mixture? A mixture of the Holy and the profane? Do our lips profess to be something that our hearts declare otherwise?

God has called us, His children, to purity. He desires for us to be completely holy. Completely righteous. Pure and undefiled. God's Word tells us over and over to be separate from that which is unholy and unclean. 

We who have been sealed with the Holy Spirit are set apart to be different. Sanctified. Holy. The Word tells us to guard our hearts and our minds. To walk worthy of our calling. To be Holy as He is Holy.

When we allow the world to lord over our thoughts and actions, we are guilty of becoming a mixture. We can't be half world and half Christ. We can't be mostly Christ with a little of the world mixed in. We have to be all or nothing. All in or all out. Pure and Holy. Unmixed.

The only way we can keep ourselves from being a mixture is to keep ourselves grounded in the scriptures. We must spend time every day at His feet and in His Word. Seeking to know Him deeper. Striving to be more like Him. Desiring to walk closer to His side. Allowing God to be Lord over our thoughts and actions and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Allowing Him to purify and sanctify us and make us Holy.

"Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved,
let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the 
flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God"
(2 Corinthians 7:1)


Beth

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Sonya Lee Thompson said...

This is a truth we need today. Unfortunately, many of us are to acclimated into the world instead of standing apart. It's that fine line between being in the world but not of the world.

Joshua 1:8

~ linda said...

Ooo! Oh, how I needed this and may return to reread. Unmixed! That is what I desire most for myself...pure and holy...like Him.

May your Thanksgiving be filled with the sweet fragrance of Christ Jesus.
loving you, ~ linda

Author Amanda Beth said...

Wonderful post! God wants our full undivided hearts. Thanks for the reminder.
God bless you,
Amanda

Warren Baldwin said...

I agree with the others, a wonderful post. In 2010 I achieved my goal of reading the Bible through in a year. I'm too far off to make it for 2011. But, I'm gearing up in my mind already for 2012. It is so important to keep consistent time in the Word. Good post.