Holy is a word that has fallen out of use in our society.  Well, except for the occasional “holy-moly” “holy cow” or something along those lines.  So most of us don’t give much thought to what it would mean to be Holy.

According to Christianity.com editorial staff, “Time, space, objects and people – all can become holy if they belong to God.”  This is because God is Holy.   Holiness comes from God.  It is a gift from Him to us. 

Holiness requires us to step away from our sins and onto His path.  This sounds impossible, improbable, difficult, threatening, and completely foreign to much of our culture’s current beliefs.  In Leviticus 19:2 God told Moses and the people of Israel that “You must be holy because I, the LORD your God, am holy.”  He was setting them apart and He continues to set people apart today.

It is God’s desire to have a relationship with us.  We need to consider the seriousness of entering into this relationship with God.  Jesus has provided a doorway, but we need to realize that not everything can be carried through that door.  If we are hanging on to our sins because we like them or feel like they are no big deal, we won’t be going through Jesus’ door.  We won’t become holy. 

To become holy we must open our eyes to see our sins, then open our hands and release our sins. To be holy with God means to be wholly with God.  There is no middle road.

Please join us Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. or 10:40 a.m. in the Sanctuary at 964 W. Hwy 190 to hear Pastor Ann give us this rich message from the LORD.  We will be on Facebook live-stream at 11:00 a.m. or you can watch her message later on YouTube.