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‘Keep Pursuing Your Sanctification’ by @reenicebay #LAFruits Devotional

June: SANCTIFIED FOR FRUITFULNESS
Reading: Psalm 112, 2 Peter 2

@thelafamily June 27

 

Keep Pursuing Your Sanctification

 

Text: “For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.” 2 Peter 2:20 – 21 (NKJV)

Once, I asked God to sanctify me and He asked if I really knew what I was asking. Was I willing to hand over my simple life to Him, to the end, even if it meant death? As tough it is, today’s text shows us the end of those who choose easy and fall aside.

Many of us desire the product of sanctification but sometimes forget that there is a costly price attached i.e. an absolute life-long erosion of everything ungodly and an extensive refinement of all things godly in us. Not everyone is willing or determined to continue therein; seeing the tremendous inward battle we face daily, i.e. resentfully pushing against the demands of Christ. (Rom. 7:15, 18-19).

It is easier to pull out of the fire, and withdraw from the refining process, but Scripture encourages us not to flee from Divine discipline. It exhorts us to continue because the process is key to spiritual perfection. God knows our delicate frame, and God encourages us not to become weary and discouraged, so we do not fall away (Heb. 12:3-11).

LEARN and APPLY: When we decline in our pursuit of God, we set ourselves up for a fall and could easily lose the divine intimacy we once had / shared with the Holy Spirit.

Pray: Heavenly Father, help me to always joyfully pursue my sanctification. To press forward in seeking You more intimately so I can become like You. Teach me to maximize Your power at work in me, so I can be steadfast till the end; perfect and complete (James 1:2-4). Amen

Written by Rotanna Onyedi (@reenicebay) of @TheLAFamily