Believe it or not, Holiness is obtainable each and every day. Just one Holy moment is all it takes.
The Holy moment, Holiness is possible.
The lie that has convinced so many Christians that holiness isn’t obtainable or possible is easy to disprove. It saddens me that we don’t teach people how to overcome this debilitating lie. And the devastating truth is that it can be disproved in about ninety seconds.
A holy moment is a moment when you are being the person God created you to be, and you are doing what you feel God is calling you to do in that moment.
It’s not overwhelming. It’s not confusing. It doesn’t require a massive intellect or a rare grasp of theology. It is accessible, achievable, and immensely practical. And here’s the truly beautiful thing: It can be replicated. If you can do it once, you can do it twice. You only need to learn the lesson one time and you can replicate it many times.
If you create just one holy moment today, you can create two tomorrow, three the day after and four the day after… You are limited only by your desire and consciousness to grasp each moment for God as it is unfolding.
Now, it is important to note that you need God’s grace to create holy moments. He will never deny you the grace you need. It is never God’s grace that is lacking, but rather our willingness to cooperate with his grace.
Examples of holy moments:
- Begin each day with a short prayer of gratitude, thanking God for giving you another day of life. This prayer can be short and simple. But turning to God in the first moment of the day is a great way to start and a fabulous way to set the stage for other holy moments throughout the day. My personal prayer for this is “Lord, I give you all the honor, glory and thanksgiving to you. I thank you for the opportunity to do your will thru serving others.”
- Offer the least enjoyable tasks of your day to God as a prayer for someone who is suffering. This person’s suffering could be physical, but suffering comes in an infinite number of disguises. You may know someone who is miserable at work, you may know someone who is struggling in his or her marriage, you may know someone who has an addiction. Offer your suffering for those people just as Jesus offered his suffering on the cross for us.
- Control your temper
- Patiently coach someone who doesn’t know how to do something or did something wrong.
- Go out of your way to do something nice for others, spouse, friend, family as an act of love.
Opportunities to create holy moments are everywhere. In fact, every moment is an opportunity for holiness. Learning to grasp these opportunities one moment at a time is central to the Christian life.
Holiness is possible. This is the good news that Christians everywhere need to be convinced and reminded of. This is the good news that will raise us out of our neutralized, inactive state. This single beautiful truth transforms us into people of possibility. It opens up doors to live incredible lives, the incredible lives God created us to live. The truth that holiness is possible opens up our hearts, minds, and souls to new realities.
Among these new realities is the joy that comes from Gospel living. The lie that holiness is not possible keeps us from the joy that God wants us to experience. You don’t need to work hard at creating holy moments for months or years before you start to experience this joy. The joy is immediate. Each holy moment brings with it an injection of joy.
What are your thoughts on holy moments? Holiness is possible for you! Try it today! Please comment below.