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  • Where is Holy in our lives?
    What is holy really?
    A thing that is Holy is a thing that is specifically set apart for the sole purpose of God's glory.

    Let's be honest. What do we have in our lives that is completely 100% set apart for God's purposes.

    Most of us would say - not much.
    Historically, people would set aside a portion of their field for God.
    Or a particular animal. Or a particular location. Or a particular kind of song. Or a particular day. Or a particular meal.

    But we are becoming a people less and less concerned with the holy.
    At times, we find energy in pronouncing what is not sacred.
    Instead of setting aside more of life to be holy.

    Did you see the movie RAY, with Jammie Foxx? Remember when he started singing gospel music in the club. I thought it was funny then, because I didn't know better. I didn't think about this kind of music being set apart for God. Now, I understand why there was such a backlash in Ray Charles' day.

    When I was a young, a friend of mine threw a bible across a room to make the point that it doesn't matter and it's just a book, there was nothing special about it. He was ultimately trying to liberate people from faulty religious ways. Maybe he was right - that point still resonates with me. But maybe, he had just declared one more thing to be not holy. Now there is one less sacred thing in the world. Is there room for both?

    Should we be peeling back what is sacred?
    Or, should we be declaring more things to be holy?

    I think God would desire us to become more and more holy.
    To be more specific, I think God wants us to find more and more things that can be set aside for Him.

    The more things that we set aside as holy, the more we get to build God's kingdom on Earth,
    as it is in heaven.

    Where can we find more opportunities for the holy?
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