God is with you at Uni and wants to be a part of it. What does it look to live a life of holiness on campus?
God is with you at uni. In fact, let me just remind you: you are carrying his Spirit everywhere you go. Where your footstep touches the ground, the presence of the Lord will be. To live a life of holiness is to make yourself available for what God wants to do in the everyday life. Maybe the Holy Spirit wants you to invite your coursemates to church. Maybe you feel led to pray for someone during your lunch break. Or maybe to share your faith to half drunk students during Club Mission.
A spiritual antenna
My friend Beth has developed a spiritual antenna. Just like a metal detector starts beeping when it is close to metal, Beth’s spiritual antenna catches signal, when the Holy Spirit wants to use her to speak to someone. When she is doing her everyday, things sometimes God will say “that person” in her mind. Then she knows. What an adventure that is. Because she has made herself available for God and stepped out, she has some amazing testimonies and experiences. We can all develop a spiritual antenna and be more sensitive to what God is doing around us.
Paul writes about living life in holiness to the Roman church: “So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out.” (The message, Rom 12: 1 - 2)
Living holy lives changes the way we look at things, fixing our attention on God in the things we do, see and feel. When you see the person who frustrates you, don’t judge him but see him in the light of his creator. When your housemates pushes your buttons, pray blessing over them instead of taking your anger out on them. When the hours of studying seems never ending, give thanks for all the wisdom you get to receive. Holiness changes our mindset because we see things the way God sees them.
This blog post is one out of three posts on "A Life of Holiness":