Daily Devotionals

Pursuing Holiness

Scripture: 1 Peter 1:15-16 (NIV) – “But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: ‘Be holy, because I am holy.’”


Holiness is a call to live set apart for God, reflecting His character in every aspect of our lives. In 1 Peter 1:15-16, we are reminded that as God is holy, we too are called to pursue holiness. This pursuit involves a commitment to purity, integrity, and a deep desire to honor God in our thoughts, words, and actions.

Today, let us embark on a journey of pursuing holiness through intentional actions:

  1. Commit to Purity: Guard your heart and mind against impurity. Be intentional about what you watch, read, and listen to, ensuring that these influences align with God’s standards.
  2. Live with Integrity: Strive to be honest and upright in all your dealings. Let your yes be yes and your no be no (Matthew 5:37). Seek to be a person of integrity, reflecting God’s truth and righteousness.
  3. Reflect on God’s Holiness: Spend time in prayer and meditation, contemplating God’s holiness and allowing His character to shape your life. Let His holiness inspire you to live a life set apart for His glory.
  4. Confess and Repent: Regularly examine your life for areas where you fall short of God’s standard of holiness. Confess your sins and turn from them, seeking God’s forgiveness and strength to overcome.
  5. Seek Accountability: Surround yourself with fellow believers who are also committed to pursuing holiness. Encourage one another, pray for each other, and hold each other accountable in this journey.

Action Plan:

  1. Identify areas of your life where you need to pursue greater purity. Set practical boundaries and take steps to guard your heart and mind.
  2. Practice daily integrity checks by evaluating your actions and decisions. Ask yourself if they align with God’s truth and righteousness.
  3. Set aside time each week for focused prayer and reflection on God’s holiness. Use this time to draw closer to Him and seek His guidance.
  4. Confess any known sins to God and ask for His forgiveness. Write down areas where you need to repent and take intentional steps to change.
  5. **Join or form a small group with fellow believers who are committed to holiness. Share your struggles and victories, and support each other in prayer.

As you intentionally pursue holiness, may you grow closer to God and reflect His character more clearly in your life. May His holiness inspire and transform you, enabling you to live a life that honors and glorifies Him. Trust in His grace to guide and empower you on this journey of becoming more like Him.