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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Be Holy, For The Lord Your God Is Holy

"But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation,
a people belonging to God , that you may declare the praise of Him
who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.

Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God;
Once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world,
to abstain from sinful desires which war against your soul.

Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse
you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify
God on the day He visits us."

1 Peter 2: 9-12

Live such holy and godly lives showing your good deeds to all that they may praise your Father in heaven. Do everything for the glory of God and live your lives in order to please Him. Then you will shine like bright stars in the firmament of heaven.

Yes Lord (Trading My Sorrows) - Women Of Faith


Amrita said...

I love those songs.

Today holiness and purity is not being preached...we are living in an anythings goes world.

A catholic blogger i visit is very disturbed that I called homosexuality a sin on her blig. i don 't call it a sin...God does.I don 't hate gay people, I want them to be saved.

Anonymous said...

when we talk about holiness, be ready to open the pandora's box. so many sensitive issues will pop up for sure. we'll then see how twisted this world has become, but the truth will still set us free - God's truth. God's standards don't have grey areas. it's either black or white. nothing in between.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Amrita,
It is really unfortunate that there are people who think like that. They have already made their own brand of morality and they don't want to hear anything else from others. Just don't mind them. We can witness for the Lord by not being too straightforward with those who are living sinful lives. Remember, it is the evil spirit that has grasped them that are negatively responding to your message of hope. Just continue writing articles that do uplift and contain messages from the Gospel. The Holy Spirit will take care of the rest. There are many people who react negatively to our articles but what's important is that, they are still reading them and are being enlightened by them one way or the other. Did not the Bible said that the word of God will not return to Him empty handed until it accomplishes the purpose for which it was sent? Trust God to do His work through you- a willing and humble vessel. Thanks my sister in Christ. If we are persecuted and pilloried because of Christ, we should rejoice becasue great is our reward in heaven. God bless you and your loved ones always my dear friend.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi sis Pia,
Yes, the world is now living in total darkness and most people love that darkness and are so annoyed if they see even a flicker of the light of God and His Gospel message. But as Christians, we must be patient with them and try to influence them to see the light of salvation. We may write uplifting artcles that will tug at their hearts and give them the mesage of hope and salvation that the Gospels convey. We are now lving in the PreTribulation period and people will go from bad to worse as they will vigorously oppose any message of hope and salvation from God's people. If all else fails, we can always resort to prayer evangelism and let the Holy Spirit do the work of evangelization for us. Do that with your loved ones who have not yet accepted the Lord. Thanks sister and I am always praying for you. God bless you and your loved ones always.

tin-tin said...

trading my sorrows is a song that's been playing on my mind recently :)

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Tintin,
Yes, that's a beautiful song that expresses what we must do. We trade our sorrows, pains, sicknesses and shame for the joy of the Lord. Isn't that wonderful? Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you and your loved ones always.

Brandy said...

Mel, I dont mine at all. I totally understand that you don't do the memes. It doesn't bother me. Erin's a little girl. She was 14. Say a little prayer for her family, if you dont mind. Take care and I will be back soon.

jennifer said...

Mel, the video is SO AWESOME! What praise and worship! Thank you. I love the scripture about being a chosen people.


Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Brandy,
Thanks for understanding me. You are indeed a friend. Yes, I will pray for the family of Erin so that they can easily cope up with their loss. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you my friend.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Jennifer,
I was so impressed with this new group. I think they will hit it big in Christian music. Yes, being holy is an admonition from the Lord. Thanks for your visit and comments my friend. God bless you and your loved ones always.