We are prone to attempt to live the Christian walk under our own power or motivation but we miss out on the source of our hope when we do that. In fact, when we grow in grace our knowledge of our sinfulness increases and our understanding of God’s holiness increases. We recognize the separation between the two with more weight and sincerity. The thing that bridges the two? The cross of Christ. It is our center and only solution, motivation and hope.
A mature Christian in our church recounted to me his own awakening from the routine of Christian works to the depth of God’s holiness and his desire for the Holy Spirit to move in his life and the lives of those around him. One tool the Spirit used to challenge his assumptions was the song “What do I know of holy?” May it challenge and bless you as well.