“Of all the plans God knows he has for you, the most important plan he has is for your sanctification. Sanctification is the process of holiness.”
If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land
If you asked my wife, Karen she would confirm that I’m a true nostalgist. I don’t take lightly to change. I tend to hanker after the “good ol’ days”. Now, there’s nothing wrong in remembering the good times in life when you enjoyed God’s blessings. I have many very good memories. However, life does not stand still. People change and circumstances change. And when God says, “I know the plans I have for you,” you can be sure God’s plans are positive and progressive.
Of all the plans God knows he has for you, the most important plan he has is for your sanctification. Sanctification is the process of holiness. In other words, sanctification is the process you and I undergo to become more Christlike or holy. We are exhorted to be holy as God is holy.
When you asked Jesus into your heart you were spiritually transformed; born again. That is, your old sinful nature died. You became a new creation and received new life through Christ. At this point, you were imputed with God’s righteousness. But this is a spiritual process – it occurs in your spirit man. Your soul (mind, personality and character) and your flesh (body) are still subject to the world around you. It’s in these two parts of your person where sanctification occurs. And change is inevitable for the process of sanctification.
Therefore, be encouraged to move forward with the plans God knows he has for you. Continue to progress in your God-tracking without looking back. God’s plans are for your welfare, to give you a future filled with hope. And when you fail (as I do – often) come before Abba Father in repentance for any wrong, seek his forgiveness and correction and then press on. This is the process of sanctification that God has designed for you. God is a reasonable person. He says to you today, “Come let us reason together. If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land.”
God-tracking is a process
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Help me to progress in my sanctification to ne holy as you are holy
“Abba Father, thank you so much that righteous Jesus died for unrighteous me. Thank you that you placed my sin upon him at Calvary so that I could be imputed with your righteousness. Therefore, I claim that you have made me spiritually righteous by the blood of Jesus. But, dear Lord, in the flesh still I fail. Forgive me for my sin. Help me to let go of old wrong ways that I may lay hold of your new goodness. I reason with you, today. Help me to progress in my sanctification to be holy as you are holy. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.”
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GodTracker is a weekly e-mail devotional, written by Dudley Anderson, based on the premise that God has a plan for our lives. His Word calls us to seek his plan by acknowledging him in all our ways and by tracking his purposes, in faith.
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