The Apostle Peter urges us to be holy. “Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. 14 As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. 15 But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; 16 for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”  http://biblia.com/books/niv/1Pe1.13-16

I don’t know about you, but I generally don’t feel holy. I mean, I haven’t killed anyone or done anything else that I would consider heinous. Nevertheless, I still don’t feel holy. I fail daily. My mind tends to wander. I am often not prepared for godly action. I still struggle with the same evil desires I had when I “lived in ignorance.” I feel more conformed to this world than “set apart” unto the Lord.

Am I living by God’s standards or the world’s?

Oh Lord, help me daily live a set-apart life, not trying to “blend in” with the world. Keep me from substituting worldly pleasures for the deeper experiences of your love. Teach me obedience according to your Word as I study the Bible and pray.