Time to Consider Sanctification

August 19, 2017

The generic meaning of sanctification is "the state of proper functioning." To sanctify someone or something is to set that person or thing apart for the use intended by its designer. A pen is "sanctified" when used to write. Eyeglasses are "sanctified" when used to improve sight. My boat is sanctified when it is sitting in the yard… okay maybe the last example wasn’t correct, but it so good at sitting in the yard. And that brings us to a great parable.


Sometimes we as Christians think we are doing what we are designed to do just because we are good at something. We tend to let our ambitions guide our direction in life, it is normal, but it is not the intention of our Lord for us to follow our ambitions. Our Lord wants us to trust Him always. To make His ambitions our ambitions.


Sanctification is the process of becoming Holy, Holy as He is Holy. Our father in Heaven has given us talents and skills that we tend to abuse for selfish reasons. Think for a moment how you could use your talents to further the Lords will in this world. Time for change in our lives, time for surrender to our commander in this spiritual war.


Following Gods will and His purpose for our lives is always best. Because His ways are always better than our ways. It is not Gods intention for us to be a people of need, He will provide for your needs, But with this life and path of sanctification naturally comes contentment.


Personally I have found that many of my worldly desires have fallen away the closer I get to my Lord. The small things no longer matter. The lord has a purpose for you. And you can rest on the fact that with the new creation He has made of you, the new life is also radically different from the old life. By accepting God's sustaining Grace, and willingly turning from the old you, a new beautiful, joyful, satisfied life is realized. One free from worry, pain, lust, and fear. 




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