Published 8- 25-10
ON TODAY'S SITE:
A. J. Tozer, Leonard Ravenhill, Matthew Kelty, Brother Lawrence, Nathanael Emmons
Holy moley, who doesn't want to be holy? But do we have to wear rags
(which just doesn't jibe with a sense of fashion, now does it)? I'm pretty
sure one doesn't have to dress for the role. It's more a matter of the
heart's intention, not outer costuming. Being holy is an ongoing
process of living more authentically as a child of God; living
more and more within and for Divine Love.
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Holy is the way God is. To be holy he does not conform to a standard.
He is that standard. He is absolutely holy with an infinite, incomprehensible
fullness of purity that is incapable of being other than it is. Because he is holy,
all his attributes are holy; that is, whatever we think of as belonging to
God must be thought of as holy.
The holy man is not one who cannot sin. A holy man is one who will not sin.
The true Christian ideal is not to be happy but to be holy.
The whole purpose of God in redemption is to make us holy and to restore
us to the image of God. To accomplish this He disengages us from earthly
ambitions and draws us away from the cheap and unworthy prizes
that worldly men set their hearts upon.
A. J. Tozer (1897-1963)
Christian theologian and pastor
The greatest miracle that God can do today is to take an unholy man
out of an unholy world, and make that man holy and put him back
into that unholy world and keep him holy in it.
Leonard Ravenhill (1907-1994)
English Christian evangelist and author
You do not have to be holy to love God.
You only have to be human.
Nor do you have to be holy to see God in all things.
You only have to play as a child with an unselfish heart.
Matthew Kelty (1915- )
American Trappist monk
The depths of our spirituality does not depend
upon changing the things we do, but in doing
for God what we ordinarily do for ourselves.
Brother Lawrence (c. 1614-1691)
Lay brother in a Paris Carmelite monastery
The Last Word:
Holiness has love for its essence,
humility for its clothing,
the good of others as its employment,
and the honor of God as its end.
Nathanael Emmons (1745-1840)
Utterly Random Bonus Quote:
Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved.
D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930)
English author, poet, playwright
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