Good morning, Highly Favored Ones:
I pray this morning greets each of you with love, joy, hope, and knowledge that God has designed you for a special holy purpose.
Family, as we continue this week, on the series of miracles, signs, and wonders, we pause today to reflect on the miracle of sanctification.
Is God leading you to a higher place of living, talking and walking in your daily life? We grow in our sanctification every moment we decide and make a godly choice.
How are we living when no one is watching? Would God be pleased? Living a pleasing life, to God, means that our entire life is now an act of worship. Our lives should be a sweet love song to God. No, we are not perfect, but sanctification is the process of preparation for holiness.
To be sanctified means to be set a part for a special or holy purpose. Let’s read today’s scripture:
2 Timothy 2:20-26
Living Bible (TLB)
20 In a wealthy home there are dishes made of gold and silver as well as some made from wood and clay. The expensive dishes are used for guests, and the cheap ones are used in the kitchen or to put garbage in. 21 If you stay away from sin you will be like one of these dishes made of purest gold—the very best in the house—so that Christ himself can use you for his highest purposes.
22 Run from anything that gives you the evil thoughts that young men often have, but stay close to anything that makes you want to do right. Have faith and love, and enjoy the companionship of those who love the Lord and have pure hearts.
23 Again I say, don’t get involved in foolish arguments, which only upset people and make them angry. 24 God’s people must not be quarrelsome; they must be gentle, patient teachers of those who are wrong. 25 Be humble when you are trying to teach those who are mixed up concerning the truth. For if you talk meekly and courteously to them, they are more likely, with God’s help, to turn away from their wrong ideas and believe what is true. 26 Then they will come to their senses and escape from Satan’s trap of slavery to sin, which he uses to catch them whenever he likes, and then they can begin doing the will of God.
Go in peace, while serving and praising the Lord. Let joy be your handmaiden and peace be your constant companion.
I love you with the amazing and everlasting love of God.
Rev. Marcia F. Davis