It's Then Sings My Soul Saturday when I link up with Amy of Signs, Miracles and Wonders.
I've been studying Ann Spangler's book "Praying the Names of God". This week the focus was on God as Holy One or Qedosh Yisreal.
In Thursday's devotional, Ann wrote a bit about the way we interact with those who don't know Jesus as their personal Savior.
It can be tempting to avoid people who behave in ways that are not pleasing to God. Christians have often been described by unbelievers as unfriendly and 'holier than thou'.
How can you grow in holiness and yet still care about people who are not YET believers? Can you interact without compromising your beliefs and becoming like them?
... why on earth would I expect someone to act like Christ when they don't have a relationship with Him?
As we grow in holiness, may we separate ourselves from our own sinful attitudes and behavior. We can still love people to the Lord ...without adopting their lifestyle.
I love this old hymn called "Holy, holy, holy" as it is sung by Michael W. Smith.