We are definitely standing on Holy Ground in His Presence wherever we happen to be!
So I picked out this song for us. Hope you might enjoy it today.
We must be a Holy people, Jew or Gentile if we belong to The LORD.
Have you ever heard the expression as Christians, we must walk the walk, and talk the talk?
That is so true, as we must be the ‘real deal’ wherever we go.
We represent the King of Glory!
Let us be a consecrated, sold out and set apart people.
Still, I’m not talking here about the letter of The Law, but by The Spirit of God.
The very Word ‘holiness’ scares a lot of people and backs them off. That shouldn’t be.
“Holiness is of the heart and surely not the hemline,” says The LORD.
“Still My people must dress modestly at all times,” I hear the Spirit of The LORD further speaking.
“And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto The LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.” Joel 2:13.
If Jesus truly has our hearts, we are not going to want to be immodest in any fashion as men and women of faith.
It takes courage to stand apart and be different, but we are to be in this world but not of it.
“Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see The LORD,” Hebrews 12:14.
Here is one definition of modesty from Wikipedia that seems to fit here, I feel.
“Modesty, sometimes known as demureness, is a mode of dress and deportment which intends to avoid the encouraging of sexual attraction in others. The word “modesty” comes from the Latin word modestus which means “keeping within measure”. Standards of modesty are culturally and context dependent and vary widely.”
“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.
Now a purity definition from dictionary.com.
noun “the condition or quality of being pure; freedom from anything that debases, contaminates, pollutes, etc”…
“Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.” Titus 1:15.
“Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.” James 1:27.
Then last we come to talking about the word, ‘moderation’. What is it?
I personally like this definition in dictionary.com:
noun “the quality of being moderate; restraint; avoidance of extremes or excesses; temperance.”
“Let your moderation be known unto all men. The LORD is at hand.” Philippians 4:5.
“And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;” 2 Peter 1:5-6.
“For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.” Galatians 5:13.
“The LORD bless thee, and keep thee: The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.” Numbers 6:24-26.
~ Joyce D. McGuire
My name is Joyce D. McGuire, called to work in and for the Kingdom of God! To lead we must try to follow Jesus Christ closely. That is my heart. I am a Chaplain to the prisons; prophetic intercessor by His grace; author; and a Mother in the Kingdom of God. To many I am simply Mama Joyce. Some favorite verses of mine are Matthew 11:28-30. I also post YouTube videos.