Set Aside or Set Apart?

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Being set apart sometimes has the connotation of being set aside. But it does not have to mean loneliness or isolation. When we feel as if we are standing alone, it actually turns out to be a very appropriate time to remember that we are, in reality, never by ourselves! God is always by our side.

God commands us to be holy. Scriptures such as Leviticus 11:44-45 and 1 Peter 1:5-16 make it clear that being holy is not a gentle suggestion or an insignificant request. He instructs us in a straightforward manner to be holy because He is holy.

If we take God’s Word seriously, then it is a good time to…

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Author: gthielges

Gwen Thielges resides in North Dakota where she is an author, blogger, and worship leader. Her devotional for athletes, All In For Him, was published in 2017. She and her husband, Darren, are blessed above and beyond with three sons, one daughter, three daughters-in-law, and three grandsons. Her heartfelt desire is to encourage readers to strive toward a deeper faith and a wider witness. Her inspiration comes from the Word of God, strong coffee, and the love of her amazing family.

2 thoughts on “Set Aside or Set Apart?”

  1. Thank you, Gwen. This is a good word for me right now as I feel drawn (pushed, pulled) toward more quiet time with the Lord. I want to stay busy, busy, busy because there is so much to do, but I know in my heart this is a season to refresh and renew.

    Nice to see your book in the Rainbow Shop in Bismarck. You may know that the manager, Matt Mitzel, and his boys are really big into sports at Shiloh Christian.

    Gayle Larson Schuck

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    1. Thanks so much for reading and commenting, Gayle. I can very much relate with how being busy can keep us from quiet time with Jesus! I love how it always seems like He gives us an extra burst of energy and assurance when we make time to slow down and hear from Him.
      I’m excited that they are carrying All In For Him in the Rainbow Shop. Thanks for sharing. Blessings!


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