March's Theme — Take Time to Be Holy
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Life is busy and fast. We live in a world where we see a lot: what others are doing, what others are being and where they are going. We see both tragedy and beauty near and far. We see a lot. And it’s exhausting.
In Luke 9:23 Jesus Christ said:
If any man will come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.
He teaches us that discipleship is a daily (and maybe even hourly or minute-ly) occurrence, but when we take time for him we will see how much time he has taken for us.
The definition of holiness is setting aside something for a sacred purpose. I know from personal experience that it’s not always easy to set the urgent tasks aside for something that doesn’t seem as pressing. But it is when we take time, really take the time to focus in on God, His Son and their work, that we really are saved. Saved from the heaviness, the bustle, the fears and so much more.
Zechariah prophesied that in the day of the Lord’s millennial reign that “there be upon the bells of the horses, holiness unto the Lord”. Perhaps he knew that in our day and the days to come we would need daily, hourly reminders to remember the Lord because of all that we are distracted by. Although we might not inscribe “holiness to the Lord” upon our horse’s bells, we can certainly inscribe it on our hearts first thing in the morning, during our day, by the minute. When we do so, he will save us.
This month at The Small Seed we invite you to come along with us on our quest to take time to be holy by setting aside time for God each day—each moment—as we search together for more meaning, more purpose, and more conviction through Him who is Holiness.