The journey of holiness is not one of arriving, it’s simply staying in the river.
Stop worrying about making it to “holiness” as if it’s a destination on the map. Your arrival isn’t dependent on you doing or not doing something. It’s simply yielding to the river that surrounds you.
What’s the river? God.
Why must we trust Him for our holiness? He knows the way and He’s the one who makes us holy.
You can’t push (don’t do) something to move the river nor can you pull (do) something to make the river move. You can only stay in the water and let the current move you downstream. You MUST trust the river.
The flow of the river doesn’t care if you’re perfect. The flow of the river doesn’t care if you’re right. The flow of the river doesn’t care about your denominational affiliation. The river only cares about you getting in and enjoying the ride.
So, what’s your to-do list for holiness?
- Get in the river.
- Trust the river.
- Stay in the river.
I hope I didn’t lose you in the river metaphor. I thought it was just a decent one to get my thought across.
Check out these scripture for more information.
- Hebrews 10:10
- 1 Corinthians 1:30
- 1 Thessalonians 5:23-28