“Sanctification,” Stan began, “is a big word for a big subject.”
Continuing, he said, “Sanctification is basically setting something apart for its intended purpose. If you are talking about a person in connection with Christianity, it is setting that person apart for God’s intended purpose.”
“Is sanctification up to the person?” I asked Stan.
“No, I think sanctification is God’s work. My role in that is to get myself out of God’s way so He can do what He wants in and through me.”
“Get myself out of His way and choose to allow Him to do His work.”
Continuing, Stan said, “I couldn’t save myself; God did that. And I can’t sanctify myself. I can only accept what He has done and what He wants to do.”
“So,” I replied, “what happens when I choose to allow God to set me apart for His intended purposes?”
“You, my friend, can be a part of what He is doing. You will be set apart to be a part.”
Sanctify them in your truth. John 17:17.
Prayer: Lord, thank you that you want to use me for your purposes. Thank you that you want to sanctify me, to set me apart for yourself. You know all of the help I need in surrendering and getting out of your way so you can do what you want. I ask for all of the help you can provide so I will be a part of what you are dong and want to do. Amen.