Saturday, October 27, 2007

Set apart

Do you live your life as a woman consecrated to God?

And I don’t mean the nuns who become “brides of Christ.” I’m taking about normal Plain Jane who goes to school and fights with her siblings and does her homework and IMs too much.

This is what God told the Israelites:

“So set yourselves apart to be holy, for I am the LORD your God. Keep all my decrees by putting them into practice, for I am the LORD who makes you holy.” (Lev. 20:7-8, NLT)

The Israelites were to follow God’s laws (that good old Ten Commandments stuff) and not be like their pagan neighbors who were doing all kinds of nasty sexual things and slaughtering their children. (Yeah, I’m thinking they weren’t a great role model.)

God told His people to set themselves apart from those pagan guys. We are His people too, so this verse applies to us.

Note the verse doesn’t say, “follow My decrees and that’ll make you holy.” Obeying God doesn’t make you a good Christian.

On the flip side, not obeying God doesn’t automatically make you the scum of the earth.

God says to us, “Follow My decrees because I’ve made you holy.”

I want you to hear what this verse is saying:





There’s a song we sing at youth group called “Uncommon Love.” I love the chorus:

Forgetting all I’ve said
Forgiving where I’ve been
You offer Your uncommon love.

God is holy enough and loving enough and forgiving enough to make you holy. You are a woman of God, set apart by Him to be His. He has made you holy.

So act like it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi! You don't know me but my name is Angel Fulkersin! I live in Florida and LOVE GOD! I am currently a member of FBC of Crestview' sActeens Group. I am the Acteen Directors college intern. I love the girls and love Acteens. (if you don't know what Acteens is it is a group of christian girls who get together every wednesday to study about God and missions, learn about mission work and actually go out and apply what we learn!) It's a spectacular group and is one of the reason I decided to stay in church and continue to follow Christ. So you may now be asking yourself well thats great but why tell me this? Well it is simple! This group is sooooooooo important to girls and is a huge witnessing tool something that I believe will cause may a girl to come to Jesus. The only problem is that there is just not enough hype or intrest in it. When you there it's fun and interesting and wonderful. The only thing is getting girls there and getting girls to invite others. So I have a favor to ask. I have read some of your work and you seem to having going on so to speak. I could use some help coming up with ways to get girls involved. To bring them in help them want to come and see what we're all about. Once here I have faith they won't want to leave. So if you have any advise or ideas of how to get girls interested in doing the right thing especially in this dayu in age I would be sooo greatful. My email is Thank you for listening. I think it's wonderful what you do and I want to continue to incourage you to do what you are because you are an inspiration to those of us who want to do more for Christ! Thanks in advance for anything! Best of wish! God Bless!!!
Angel =)