HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
5. In the Area of Sanctification
As I have showed you in the article titled, TRUE SANCTIFICATION God’s highest and ultimate aim for all of us is to make us into a better and more holy people.
He wants to transform us into the express image of His Son Jesus. He wants to set us apart and consecrate us to Himself so He can make us into more holy instruments of righteousness for His use.
However, what you have to realize is that this sanctification and transformation in the Lord will not occur overnight. God will sanctify you slowly and progressively over the course of your entire life.
It is not something that will be done overnight. As such, we have to have patience with the way God will want to work out this part of our walk with Him.
You have to let God build you up in the way and in the time frame He will want to use. If a teenager grows to fast during puberty, they will get stretch marks on their skin. In the same way, true spiritual growth in the Lord is a slow and progressive process.
As such, we have to learn how to have patience with the Lord in this area and not get too frustrated when we are not changing and transforming as fast as we would like in Him.
TO BE CONTINUED TOMORROW …