Posts Tagged ‘Sanctification’


Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Verse: “Despise not the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of Him.
– Hebrews 12:5

Quote: “Sanctification is not my idea of what I want God to do for me; sanctification is God’s idea of what He wants to do for me…”

We have to let go of the idea that God simply wants to give us the desires of our heart, and learn that God wants to shape our heart so our desires match His. God has a specific plan for our lives, and as soon as we learn that His plan is better than ours, the sooner we will live a fulfilled life.

It is not that we are helpless, thoughtless creatures; it is that He is the Almighty Creator, and His ways are far greater than ours. We are not changing our lives to allow room for Him; God sacrificed everything to allow room for us.


Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

Verse: “This is the will of God, even your sanctification.” – I Thessalonians 4:3

Quote: “[Sanctification] means being made one with Jesus.”

I don’t think it can be put more simply than that. Our goal as Christians is to become as closely resembling Jesus Christ as possible. He lived the perfect life and left the blueprint behind for us to follow. Not only that, He continues to personally help us follow that blueprint. The more our lives resemble the life of Christ, the more we resemble God, and the closer we are to His will.