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what do I know of holy?

So it's been a couple months since I've shared anything here. Summer was spent with family, moving across town, saying goodbye to two churches and hello to a new one. I hit the ground running at the new church and wanted to wait to post here until I had more of an intentional plan. It'll take me a bit to work out exactly what I want to do...but I know I need this space. I want to share my personal thoughts on all creative things that inspire me. I want to engage the Bible more intentionally for me, not just for a sermon. I'm hoping to post a lot more often. Maybe daily during the week. If you want to unsubscribe, I won't be offended at all!

I'm doing a 4 day reading plan on YouVersion from 1 & 2 Peter. Some thoughts for today...

1 Peter 1:2 - God the Father chose you because of what he knew beforehand. He chose you through the Holy Spirit's work of making you holy and because of the faithful obedience and sacrifice of Jesus Christ. May God's grace & peace be multiplied to you.

I need to be reminded OFTEN that the Holy Spirit is what makes me holy. Not my effort, will power, desire, intention, best laid plans, dreams, etc. And seriously, I can even be holy?!? I feel so far from that place. I can't believe God would look at me and think, "holy..."  I'm listening to the Shane & Shane station on Pandora and "What Do I Know of Holy" by Addison Road just came on. Awesome.

1 Peter 1:8: Although you've never seen him, you love him. Even though you don't see him now, you trust him and so rejoice with a glorious joy that is too much for words.

I often forget that simply reflecting and feeling the glory of God is prayer. When I'm at a loss for words and my prayers seem small in relation to God's vastness, it's still prayer. It's communion with God. I make some time in my life to pause, observe, reflect and worship God. But too often, I'm quickly drawn back to my to do list and checking email.

God, take my breath away today. Pull me away from my distractions. I want to see you beauty and glory today. Remind me that life comes from you, not what I create on my own. Amen.


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