There is no question that it is God’s will to sanctify you. His word tells us that “This is the will of God, your sanctification..” The real question; is it your will? Are you willing to let God do everything in you that has been made possible through the atonement of the Cross of Christ? Are you willing to let His life be exhibit through your flesh? Growing up, we yielded to the will of teachers, athletic coaches, instructors for dance, acting, instruments…enduring struggles with homework, physical strain, long practice sessions, final exams, learning tough musical pieces, many frustrating feelings of incompetence and insecurity. But we stuck with it, trusted those leaders, had faith that they willed something good for us, and their goal became our goal. God is the greatest coach, teacher, parent….ever. His will is more than you could imagine for you, so make it yours. Try this day to align your will with the one who created you and knows you better than you know yourself.
Thank You Father for making it possible that Your will be my will. Thank You Father for uniting me through Jesus Christ to You…for Jesus making us pure and holy…and freeing us from the death grip of sin. How freeing it is to know that there is nothing in this universe that can separate me from Your love. Help me absorb Your love… to see how much you really care for me…and melt my resistance to Your will. Show me how to get out of Your way in how You work on me and with me through Your Holy Spirit.
In Jesus’ loving and restoring name, AMEN.
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
God’s will is for you to be holy…
1 Thessalonians 4:3
God has united you with Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made him to be wisdom itself. Christ made us right with God; he made us pure and holy, and he freed us from sin.
1 Corinthians 1:30