“For God’s will was for us to be made holy by the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ, once for all time.” Hebrews 10:10 NLT

Choices are a powerful thing. The choices we make go a long way to determine who we are as a person.

I chose education and got a doctorate in medical biology, becoming a research scientist. Although I did not continue in that career once I had children, the training and experience I got doing that has impacted the rest of my life in a very positive way.

I knew a couple once who chose to adopt a child from an orphanage in a foreign country. Although they loved the child dearly, he turned out to have quite severe social problems that were a constant challenge for them to deal with. He changed the priorities in their lives quite significantly.

The choices other people make can also have a big impact on us.

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic our government has put parts of our country into lock-down, restricting our movements and activities. It was necessary to stop too many people from dying but has been a real struggle for people to adjust to. We are not used to having our freedom of movement and socialisation so restricted.

Hebrews 10:10 tells us that it was God’s decision, God’s choice to make us holy, for all time, by the one time sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. It was a momentous decision for God because it meant sacrificing His one and only Beloved Son, in a horrific way. It was a momentous decision for Jesus because it meant He had to suffer that death. But God chose to do it because that one action would have such a big and positive impact on all of humanity, enabling them to be what they were born to be, God’s children, just like Jesus. God and Jesus chose to do it for the joy of having us as part of their family. God, the most powerful being in our universe chose to make us holy, like Him and knowing that is real, now, is to experience the awesome transforming power of Jesus in us.

So how can we receive this revelation from God?

“Holy, Holy, Holy, God You’ve made me Holy”

Resting in God to make it real to you, use that statement

1. for a time of meditation

2. as the basis of a daily thanksgiving prayer.

3. As an affirmation as you look at yourself in a mirror.

4. As inspiration for an artwork or writing picturing you as holy

5. As inspiration for a song or chant

6. However else you can think of to remind you

“Holy, Holy, Holy, God You’ve made me Holy”

“Holy, Holy, Holy, God You’ve made me Holy”

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