Santification- a process with purpose

1Thessalonians 5:23-24  “Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.  He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it.”  (ESV)

Promise:  God promises that He is faithful and will sanctify me completely through Jesus.

Why is it important that I know this promise?

God’s character is revealed: He is Sovereign, Omnipotent, Forgiver, Master of the body, soul and spirit in His creation, Perfect, Savior, Faithful and Competent in all things.

Promise provides me with: assurance that God can and will create in me a new spirit that can be blameless, assurance that Jesus will return,  assurance that He can and will accomplish things in me and that He is faithful to keep His promises.

These words were penned by the Apostle Paul in a prayer for the Thessalonians.  He spoke with assurance and conviction that God is faithful and will fulfill the good works He started in us when we received Jesus as our savior.  I find great hope in this promise as I know for certain that God is working and will work in my life.  He will create a new being within me that is capable of walking with Him, being blameless in Christ and glorifying Him with my life.  God believes in us and the power that is within us through Jesus our Lord.  His faith in me gives me hope that though Jesus I can be the person He wants me to be.

Prayer:  Lord, create in me your good works with purpose and deliverance so that I may glorify you in all I say and do.  Thank you for the power you have given through the Lord Jesus and your indwelling Holy Spirit that I may walk with you and depend upon your faithfulness.  Guide me each day in the New Year to better serve and glorify you.  Amen.

Check out these additional verses this week that confirm this promise:    Acts 26:17-18, 1Corinthians 6:11, Hebrews 9:13-14, Hebrews 10:23, Philippians 1:6 and Numbers 23:19.

Blessings as you live for Him this week,

Linda

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