Be Holy

Be Holy
Therefore, dear ones,

prepare your minds;

for action, love,

His way, divine.

Be self-controlled,

all hope in Him;

only able,

by grace given.

Children obey,

do not conform;

to evil ways,

in darkness born.

As He’s holy,

be holy too;

by trusting Him,

in all we do.

For it’s written:

to be holy,

because He is –

to God, glory.

“Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. 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.” – (1 Peter 1:13-16)

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You never ask anything of us that You are not also willing to equip us to do. Thank You that all things that come our way, can be used to strengthen and refine us so that we may more clearly reflect Your glory. Forgive us for our disobedience and lack of self-control, and help us to be obedient and patiently perseverant. Keep evil far from us, and help us to place all of our trust in You. Teach us to be holy, as You are holy, and use our lives to lead the lost home to You. May hearts be opened and lives forever changed, as the lost are found in You. All glory unto You. Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present


  1. The poem is delightful and the sky beautiful, but honestly the first thing my eyes fell on is the cross. I’ve had a very difficult few days and they will likely continue for a while but He knew the assurance I need most was to focus my eyes on Him so that i could go onto the other blessings here for me. Thank you!

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