“Lord, who may dwell in your sanctuary? Who may live on your holy hill?” (Psalm 15:1)
Are we ever “good” enough?
Are we ever holy enough?
The short answer: No.
The long answer: Yes.
If we set ourselves apart for God.
If we strive to live for Him.
If our hearts are bent towards the sustainer of life – God himself.
If our eyes are focused/fixed upon the Savior of our souls – Jesus Christ.
The prescription for “Good Enough”
Is there a road map to this better life?
Is there a way to thrive instead of just survive?
Is there a means to put to death our mediocrity and take upon ourselves a mantel of excellence in holiness?
This isn’t about human perfection.
These pursuits can lead to pride, arrogance and judgement. Perfection is not the same as Holiness. We do live within a flaw body, a flawed world…sin and temptation are real.
But… We do not have to live there anymore. We do not have to dwell in that pig slop when we have a Heavenly Father who anxiously waits for us to return to Him.
“He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from his heart and has no slander on his tongue, who does his neighbor no wrong and casts no slur on his fellow man, who despises a vile man but honors those who fear the Lord, who keeps his oath even when it hurts, who lends his money without usury and does not accept a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things will never be shaken.” (Psalm 15:2-5)
Did you catch that?
This is prescription for “good enough”.
This is the remedy for mediocrity.
This is the remedy for holiness in our physical living.
It isn’t an easy walk…it is the right path!
It isn’t always a rewarding walk…but it does lead to the MOST rewarding walk one can ever walk.
It isn’t always the most glamorous or popular walk…but it is a walk wrought with humility, sincerity, vulnerability and sacred holiness because it resembles the walk of Christ and we adopt His identity.
Do you want to be like Christ?
Do you long to walk this rugged path that is often lonely and difficult?
That doesn’t sound like a good sales pitch does it?
Truth: we will never be the same!
We will no long look the same!
We will realize the burdens that we’ve been carrying for far too long will be lifted.
What path are you on right now?
Do you long to live a far better, more rewarding (long-term) life?
It’s time to grow.
It’s time to dwell in God’s sanctuary.
It’s time to live on God’s holy hill.
Are you ready?
Are you prepared?
Is it your desire?
Can we travel this path together?
Will you walk with me?