“By God’s will we have been purified and made holy once and for all through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus, the Messiah!”
Hebrews 10:10 TPT
The longer that I look at You
The more I see I have been made pure
For in Your reflection Jesus I can see
Your Presence in me has purified me
The clearer I see Your Holiness
The more I want it to embrace
As You fill me with Your Holy Presence
Because in me You have made Your temple
The more I understand Your sacrifice
The clearer it becomes that it was enough
To make me clean and whole again
To recreate me as a Child of God
There are many ways Jesus demonstrated His holiness. We particularly see it in all the ways He was like God and not like us. For example:
- His use of His power to serve, to save, forgive, heal, deliver and provide, rather than control.
- His love for everyone, including His enemies
- His forgiveness which empowered people to live differently
- His humble reliance upon God for everything including direction and provision
Look back over your faith journey and see how you have grown in these characteristics. It may help to get a friend to tell you how they have seen this. Write a prayer of thanks to Jesus for what He is doing in Your life.
Take one particular circumstance in your life and ask God what it would look like to see Jesus holiness operating in you in that place. Write or draw the answer. Turn it into a prayer of thanksgiving because that is what God is doing in you now, today.
Look for your favourite Gospel story of Jesus. What is the holiness, the particular God characteristics, you can see in Jesus in that story? How does it affect the people Jesus interacts with? Imagine you were the recipient of that holiness in action. How would it affect you? Dwell on that. Bask in that. Write or draw a prayer or reflection on that experience.
Pick on particular aspect of holiness that Jesus had that you want to see grow in your life.
As you go about your day, every time you drink something, imagine what you are drinking also contains that holiness attribute from Jesus. As you drink thank Jesus for filling you up with that attribute. Do that for a month and then spend some time reflecting on what difference it has made for you.
Pick one particular aspect of holiness that Jesus had that you want to see grow in your life. Write a one line prayer thanking Jesus for being holy in that way and thanking Him He lives in you. Pray that prayer at least 3 times a day for a month and then spend some time reflecting on what difference it has made for you.