“Be holy because I am holy.” (1 Peter 1:16 NIV)
The secret life of holiness comes to those who do not seek it, but only seek Jesus. Let us all learn to trust in Jesus and to rejoice in him even though our experience is not what we would wish. He will make us holy. But whether we have entered the blessed life of faith in Jesus as our sanctification, or are still longing for it from afar, we all need one thing: the simple believing and obedient acceptance of each word that our God has spoken.
-Andrew Murray (excerpted from God’s Power for Today)
God may call us to be holy, but remember that it is he himself who makes us holy.