"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time... Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy." ~ 1 Peter 1:3-5, 13-16, King James Version
In a dream, I received a message from God saying, "Life is a journey to holiness." This is truth, for we have been taught the same by our Lord Jesus Christ who said, "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in Heaven is perfect." (Matthew 5:48) And we know that the Heavenly Father is all that is good, beautiful, great, and holy, therefore we must aim to possess such qualities of The Lord. Though we will never reach perfection, we must strive for it with all our heart in other words, with all our love for God. For it is written, "Thou shalt love The Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul and with all thy mind." (Lord Jesus Christ Quote, Matthew 22:37)
Our Lord Jesus Christ is to whom we are to compare ourselves to, for He is the Ideal. He lived the perfect life, and He is therefore the one we must strive to resemble. He is God in the flesh, representing the way we ought to live for it is written, "And the Word [that is, God] was made flesh [that is, Jesus], and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth." (John 1:14)
Now, my heart...