What comes to your mind when you hear the word “holiness”? I’m afraid that I often think of the phrase “holier than thou.” It’s quite common to be outwardly religious in an off-putting that makes others uncomfortable and feeling condemned.
I prefer to think of holiness as related to the gifts of the Spirit that Paul lists in Galatians 5:22-23. These are gifts of transformation, not things we achieve through our own will power.
1.Which of these gifts of Spirit seem harder for you than others? Do you feel that you’ve been blessed with particular gifts?
2.How are these gifts demonstrated in your life?