Holy!

Last week we celebrated two years of Holy Barre! We had such fun celebrating ALL God has done and is doing through this faith-filled fitness ministry! We truly are better together, burning bright as we worship and workout each week!

As I reflect back on the past two years of workouts, Bible reading plans, friendships, celebrations, struggles, laughter and answered prayers, I keep being drawn back to the word ‘holy’. And why Holy Barre is called ‘Holy Barre’.

The word ‘holy’ means sacred, set apart, dedicated to God. And while Holy Barre does provide a full-body barre workout, we pray that it is so much more than just that. That it’s a sacred time, set apart from our normal weekly routine, and truly dedicated to God. We pray that it’s a special time when you truly worship and connect with our Heavenly Father as you move your body in response.

Through Holy Barre, we worship and draw near to our Holy God. Using the term ‘holy’ to describe our God seems to just scratch the surface of all He is, but throughout scripture, ‘holy’ and ‘holiness’ are used in attempt to articulate (or scratch the surface of – ha!) His power, love, omnipotence, and goodness.

Our Holy God sent His Holy Son to die for us to give us His Holy Grace, spend eternity together in His Holy Kingdom and to call us holy even here on earth. Read that again. Talk about our being set apart and sacred. May we in response be dedicated to our Holy God.

Not only this, He gave us a helper in the Holy Spirit to guide us on this journey to holiness. Lord knows we need all the help we can get and as we abide in the Holy Spirit, we don’t have to live as a Holy People in our own strength.

As His Holy People, chosen and dearly loved, we get to love each other in holy response. We get to approach relationships through a holy perspective, knowing we are here for a purpose and encourage each other as members of His Holy Kingdom.

Our Holy God has put us here for such a time as this, a holy time with a holy purpose. Let’s view each moments and interaction through a holy lenses, acknowledging the spiritual warfare at work. We don’t battle again flesh and blood but the forces of dark and light.

As we battle and march on, we stand firm on holy ground. We take care of our holy temples, our bodies which wear the Armor of God. We honor and arm our holy temples, remaining engaged in and ready with the Holy Spirit and His Holy Word.

Oh, but, Lord, give us a holy humility. Forgive us for our ‘holier than thou’ thoughts and may we grab hold of Your holiness in true humility. May we interact, march, stand, love and serve with a heart of holy humility. Thank you, Holy God, that Your mercies are new every morning and we get to move in the rhythms of Your grace.

Holy Father, may we offer ourselves as a holy, living sacrifice. Thank You for being a Holy Fire, a consuming, sacred, loving fire. Ignite a holy fire in our souls through Holy Barre so we burn bright for you. We celebrate snd savor the ‘holy’. Thank you, Lord, for making us holy and whole in Your holy name.

May God Himself, the God who makes everything holy and whole, make you holy and whole, put you together—spirit, soul, and body—and keep you fit for the coming of our Master, Jesus Christ. The One who called you is completely dependable. If He said it, He’ll do it!

I Thes 5:23-24 MSG

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