Being Holy because God is holy

I just finished reading a book called C.H. Spurgeon on Spiritual Leadership, by Steve Miller. It is a really good book! It encourages spiritual growth and growth in spiritual leadership which are things that we should desire, especially if we want to win others for Jesus. What we can’t do without is maintaining a close, personal relationship with the Lord and absolute dependence on Him and the work of the Holy Spirit for everything….especially ministry success. One chapter really ministered to me. It is on holiness. If we want others to see God in us, then what they need to see from us is a holy life. If we, being His ministers, are not pursuing holiness, then we can’t expect those that we minister to, to pursue holiness either. Many people think of holiness as being dull, strict, or boring, but holiness is actually a really beautiful thing when it is genuine. Here is one quote from Spurgeon:

“The serene, silent beauty of a holy life is the most powerful influence in the world, next to the might of the Spirit of God.”