From Unholy to Holy

Jesus is the Holy One of God, and He calls His followers His friends, Luke 4:34, John 15:14.

Jesus takes the unholy and makes it holy. Jesus takes His followers, His friends, and cleanses them, making them righteous, justified, and holy.

The friend of the Holy One of God rests in Him.

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Inside / Out – Is Your Inner Beauty Showing?

“Where once there were thorns, cypress trees will grow.
Where nettles grew, myrtles will sprout up.
These events will bring great honor to the LORD’s name;
they will be an everlasting sign of his power and love.”
Isaiah 55:13

Esther was thrown into the desert with the briars and thorns of a highly competitive beauty contest in Persia, the land of her captivity. Yet, she lived up to her Jewish name, Hadassah, Myrtle.

Are you living in a desert with nettles and briars surrounding you? You can be that myrtle tree growing up among nettles and briars. You can provide shade and fragrance as you point the prickly annoyances to our sovereign God.

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Love-Locked Living

“Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.
Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.
Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.” Colossians 3:12-14

Love takes action. God chose us because He loves us. He chose us to be holy, set apart for Him. But how do we live holy lives?

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Does Jesus Call You “Friend”?

Acquaintances come and go, but friends stay close … when they can. I had a close friend in junior high school, that’s middle school today. My family moved away, but she came to stay with me during the summer. We graduated from high school and went to different colleges. I got married. After Keith graduated, we took off for adventures around the world by way of the Air Force.

Sadly, I lost track of Emily. Until she found me via Facebook.

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