Keys to Thrive - Holiness
God has given us everything we need to live a godly life (I Peter 1:3) and offers us abundant life (John 10:10). It is our desire to equip you with the keys to unlock this potential and THRIVE in life.
To THRIVE in life we need to have: Togetherness, Holiness, Relevance, Integration, Vision, Expectancy
“Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord” Hebrews 12:14
“but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, ‘You shall be holy, for I am holy.’” I Peter 1:15-16
God has called us to be holy and without holiness we cannot connect with God or live a godly life. In a world that is addicted to self and to comfort, we are taught to pursue happiness. This influence from the world gives us another limitation. It limits our view of our circumstances and makes us very ego centric. As we remove this limitation and stand in awe of God’s holiness, our perspective on ourselves, our circumstances and the world we live in completely change. We become open to a whole new understanding that helps us THRIVE no matter what our circumstances are. We begin to recognize that we can have something so much better than happiness. Holiness leads to joy which is not dependent on our circumstances and no manner of suffering can remove joy that comes from God.
Are you ready to shed the limitations that come from the pursuit of happiness and put on the rewards of pursuing holiness? Where ever you are, God wants to meet you there, embrace you and impart to you His joy. The more we become consumed by this joy the more we see how lacking the pursuit of happiness was. This is what Solomon was referring to when he said in Ecclesiastes 1:14, “I have seen everything that is done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind.” Like trying to catch the wind, all attempts to capture what the world offers only leads to momentary happiness that is gone in an instant. Even if we could catch it and keep it, it isn’t worth having anyways, it is only vanity.