Prayer for Perfection
The Christian life is full of paradoxes.
We are sinners but we are considered righteous
in God's eyes. We are not under the law
but this doesn't mean that we should go on
Another paradox of the Christian life is that we
are called to be holy but we when never be
perfect while here on earth. Still this
shouldn't stop us from striving for perfection.
We should never give up fighting temptation or
throw up our hands in frustration when we fall
Whenever we face temptation or fall victim to
it, we should try harder so that we'll be able
to stand against it the next time. This
battle does not begin with us however, it begins
with God's strength.
We should ask God for help in not doing anything
wrong. The Holy Spirit will prompt us by
recalling what the Bible says about certain
things. He will act alongside of our
The help of God doesn't guarantee our
sinlessness however. Unfortunately we
ignore the pleas of the Holy Spirit and we
willfully sin at times when we know we
shouldn't. This is why we don't reach
perfection here on earth; it has nothing to do
with God failing us.
Still, we keep striving for holiness and praying
for God's help. The more we pray, the
closer we will get even if we will never fully