Friday, September 03, 2010
How do I work on sanctification?
You work on sanctification by receiving God’s free gifts of salvation, relationship, adoption, forgiveness, etc. Believe that these are all yours in Jesus’ Name. The Greek word that is translated believe is also translated faith and trust in various places in the Bible. In other words, when you believe that Jesus died for your sins, you trust yourself to him as Lord and you live in a way that reflects that trust. We call the reason for our submission to him, faith. Faith lives itself out in our lives by submitting to God in the Name of Jesus.
So salvation is by faith alone as they say but faith lives itself out in our lives when we obey and we do this by trusting that God knows more about what we need than we do. We rely on his wisdom and organize our lives around his Word. This organization puts us in the camp of sanctification. Notice in Colossians 2:6 it says, “as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him.” We received the Lord by faith and were saved, now we are being called to trust him by faith and now live that way. So, you work on sanctification by trusting God for every facet of your life and living accordingly. Walk by faith, breath by faith, trust by faith, submit by faith. "For from him and through him and to are all things. To God be the glory forever. Amen" (