Tag Archives: holiness

Where God Is Holy

His presence makes you holy.

What does holiness mean to you? Blessed, sacred, without sin, the essence of God Himself. A look through the Psalms on what is holy reveals a surprising result:

Yet I have set My King on My holy hill of Zion. Ps 2:6

In fear of You I will worship toward Your holy temple. Ps 5:7

He will answer from His holy heaven. Ps 20:6

Or who may stand in His holy place? Ps 24:3

When I lift up my hands toward Your holy sanctuary. Ps 28:2

God sits on His holy throne. Ps 47:8

In the city of our God, in His holy mountain. Ps 48:1

A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows is God in His holy habitation. Ps 68:5

And He brought them to His holy boarder. Ps 78:54

His foundation is in the holy mountains. Ps 87:1

Over half of the references to holiness  in the Psalms refer to a place. God makes a place holy just by His presence. The presence of God sanctifies, purifies, blesses. And when you receive Jesus and Savior and Lord, you receive Him into your heart and life. You are made holy because He is in you. You carry the holiness of God to the grocery story, the gas station, the backyard. Mediate on what holiness really means, then feel the power of it inside you. It is the power to heal, to restore, and and to bless. You’ve been given everything.


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Wholly Holy

Are you peculiar?

Are you peculiar? It’s okay to be. In fact, it is required of you. But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people, that you should show forth the praises of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. (1Pet 2:9)

If you have given your heart to Jesus, you belong to Him. You are one of His peculiar people. You can’t carry on like you are not. If your relationship with Him is scheduled to Bible studies, Sunday morning, and saying grace at dinner, then you have no relationship with Him at all. To be peculiar, a holy nation, means that you understand your place in His royal household. Your thought life revolves around the goodness of God and what He is doing. You are called to be holy, all day, every day.

You have to allow yourself to be convicted of the things that prevent holiness from shining in you. You have to embrace all the wonderful gifts of His spirit that change you from glory to glory. Delight yourself in His presence. Soak in deep thoughts of who He is. Look around for signs that He is blessing and working in your life. God has made you holy through the blood of Christ. Living from that mindset draws you closer to the heart of God and wonderful things will come from that.


Read the first chapter of my book Crucible Heart