HIS Daily Teachings today is about The Challenge, more so, HIS Challenge for me to step up, to live undaunted, and daring to do what HE calls me to do. HE is wanting me to know that I am being called to speak HIS word, to share HIS love to others, and to be sure that my life is a living testament to HIS HOLY GRACE. However, even in doing all of that, or so I "think" I am doing, HE is showing me where I have fallen short.
It has been through many of HIS teachings that I am learning that I just don't quite understand yet, what it is to love people as HE loves them. Time and again situations have come up in my life, and I have fallen short. I have been judgemental, critical, unloving, unkind, and sometimes just plain cruel. The realization of these things is hard for me, as I never intended to hurt anyone as I have been hurt before. In seeking HIM, and HIS will for my life, I want to run away as far as I can be from anything, and everything that is unholy, and fall safely in HIS loving arms.
HE is wanting me to know that I am called to be HOLY as HE is HOLY, and I know this because I was created in HIS image as it is has been written.
"He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time" 2 Timothy 1:9
"But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:15-16
"So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them." Genesis 1:27