God is not finished with me yet
Sanctification is the process of being made holy and growing in divine grace
We must remember that some days that we will fail to be obedient and some days we will ignore the Holy Spirit and choose to do what we want. But at the end of the day God still loves us and He is making us holy.
Continue to strive by prayer and surrender and discipline.
Prayer shows your dependency on God alone. It communicates to Him that you can’t live this life on your own and you need Him every hour of the day. Communication is important in any relationship; this is no different than in our relationship with Christ.
“…Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.…” -1Thessalonians 5:16-18
Surrender says that we are no longer living for our own sinful fleshly desires; but we are now living for Christ and for His renown. Life is not about us. This is God’s story and we are here to point others to Christ for salvation. Surrender your will to His will. Surrender your desires and line up with His. Don’t fight against what God is showing you and what He is trying to work out in your life.
“and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.” -2 Corinthians 5:15
Discipline yourself for godliness. Study God’s word, read it, have a set prayer time, know God’s commands and follow them. Discipline and spiritual training will make you stronger. It’s not easy and it is surely painful but it is well worth it.
“…But have nothing to do with worldly fables fit only for old women. On the other hand, discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness; for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.” -1 Timothy 4:8
not finished with you yet.