Holiness is a word not spoken or heard very often, not even in the church. Some Bibles say "Holy Bible" and some do not. Many believe that it's too hard to be holy. There is also the fear of being taught about holiness, because it would mean eliminating too much fun out of life.
Images of being draped in black or brown dull-colored robes and constantly reciting prayers are what most think holiness represents. Being locked away in a monastery or convent in some remote location totally isolated from the world are also frightening images.
Through the grace of God and faith in Jesus, holiness can manifest in the heart and life of the worst sinner. Many of us have never committed the sins or acts of slaughter Saul inflicted upon the first Church in the book of Acts. He thought he was doing the will of God by silencing people he considered evil and wicked. The grace of God found him while he was enroute to torment more Christians. Instead he was transformed to become a minister to nations, including us today.
God is Holy. He expects His people to be holy also. Along the Finding Holiness Within daily journey, personal mistakes will be made. Grace is poured out along our pathway of life. The Holy Spirit is in our temple to guide our decision making one way or another: right or wrong.
Grace can be found in messages on billboards, in the simplest things that children say, and in the most unexpected places. God is so loving and merciful that He leaves crumbs on our life path designed to keep us walking close to Him and steer us back to Him. Thank God for the crumbs