The most holy place you will ever be is in the presence of God, wherever you find that.
The old prophet said of the Lord, “He will be a holy place” (Isaiah 8:14).
The Hebrew root word for “holy” is qadosh; the Greek word is hagios. Both words, form the Old and New Testaments, mean the same thing – set apart. God’s holiness includes his two essential qualities: absolute transcendence and infinite purity.
A.W. Tozer said it so well: “Holy is the way God is. To be holy, he does not conform to a standard. He is that standard. Because he is holy, all of his attributes are holy.”
You cannot become Christlike without assuming his character. To grow spiritually is to become holy.
Recovery Step: Seek the holiness of God. Live that holiness. Embrace that holiness. Let that holiness inform every decision you ever make.
Mark and Beth Denison, married for 36 years, launched There’s Still Hope as a national movement to call men and women into lives of sexual integrity. Their ministry offers 90-day recovery plans for addicts and one-on-one and group coaching for addicts and their spouses. TSH also produces resources for pastors and churches to confront the porn epidemic that is destroying so many lives.
Dr. Denison was a senior pastor for over 30 years, NBA chaplain, and board chairman at Houston Baptist University three times. With a Master’s Degree in Addiction Recovery, Mark is a certified PSAP and active member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.
Mark has written four books on recovery: Porn in the Pew, 365 Days to Sexual Integrity, A 90-Day Recovery Guide, and 40 Days to Porn-Free Living. His latest book, Jesus on the 12 Steps, will be released later this year.