Why I muse…
to muse:(V) to comment thoughtfully, think on, or gaze meditatively and wonderingly.
It is commonly accepted that our actions stem from our thoughts. What is less commonly acknowledged is that we become what we think about. So the question is, what do you think about and what is it making you?
Several years ago I was challenged with the concept of holiness and God’s command to us regarding it. If we are seeking to love and serve God, holiness is not an option. But where does that leave us? We live in a world that is the not just opposed, but down right hostile to holiness. With this in mind, how do we even start?
The Bible tells us that the only way to ever achieve this goal is by daily renewing our minds, by constantly countering the influences outside by the Spirit’s leading within. I don’t write because I have reached perfection in all or any of these areas. I write because I am pursuing a goal, running toward a prize, chasing a God who wants to be caught.
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” Phil. 4:8
More recently I have been branching out into more areas of interest. I’ve realized that holiness is a state of living, and living encompasses every aspect of our life, not just the times we are actively thinking about God. I can be holy when I’m cooking, hiking, relaxing with friends, or listening to music. I firmly believe that God had no intention of us separating life into the “sacred” and the “secular”. So this is me documenting my attempt of living an all inclusive sacred life.