𝟭 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗮𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗶𝗮𝗻𝘀 𝟱:𝟮𝟯 (𝗡𝗜𝗩)
𝘔𝘢𝘺 𝘎𝘰𝘥 𝘩𝘪𝘮𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘎𝘰𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘱𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘦, 𝘴𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘧𝘺 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩. 𝘔𝘢𝘺 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘸𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘦 𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘪𝘵, 𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘭 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘣𝘰𝘥𝘺 𝘣𝘦 𝘬𝘦𝘱𝘵 𝘣𝘭𝘢𝘮𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘧 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘓𝘰𝘳𝘥 𝘑𝘦𝘴𝘶𝘴 𝘊𝘩𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘵.
Have you ever looked at the dictionary definition of the word ‘sanctify‘?
𝘚𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘧𝘺 – Set apart as or declare holy; consecrate; free from sin; purify.
Wouldn’t it be great to be able to say we have been sanctified, that we are consecrated and free from sin? We can make that our aim, but we must seek God’s help to do so, we will then learn how to become more like Him.
While thinking about being sanctified I was reminded of the words of a Songster song, entitled ‘𝙎𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙛𝙮 𝙐𝙨’. The chorus says
𝘚𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘧𝘺 𝘶𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘺 𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘵𝘩,
𝘍𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘶𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘺 𝘏𝘰𝘭𝘺 𝘚𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘪𝘵.
𝘓𝘰𝘳𝘥, 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘤𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵.
𝘖𝘱𝘦𝘯 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘦𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵.
𝗝𝗼𝗵𝗻 𝟭𝟳:𝟭𝟳 (𝗟𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗯𝗶𝗯𝗹𝗲)
𝘔𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮 𝘱𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘵𝘩.
I pray that we may each open our hearts and minds to God, so we may be filled with the Holy Spirit.