Sanctified by Grace

52 Weeks of Grace, Christian living Comments: 12

The word "GRACE" written in wooden letterpress type.We’re halfway through the first month of 2016. How are you feeling about that? Were your first two weeks filled with grace? Anyone want a do-over? Yeah. Sometimes things don’t go quite as I plan, so I know what you mean. But we will press forward with hope and our hearts filled with grace.

Today I wanted to talk to you about being sanctified by grace. Those are some big words. I had to look them up. Sanctified simply means “made holy.” So we are made holy, we are set apart, by the grace of God. Wow.

I don’t always feel holy. Yesterday I was cleaning the bathroom, and I felt kinda grimy and tired. When I had a migraine on Monday, I just felt sick and dark and blue. But today the sun is shining, the weather is pleasant, and things are going well. It’s easier to believe that I might be made holy by the grace of God. The cool thing though is that it doesn’t matter if I’m having a good day or a crummy one–the fact of God’s grace remains.

Paul wrote, “we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” (Hebrews 10:10)

This coming week, if you have a down moment, I hope that you will remember you are made holy and you are set aside. I hope you will rest in His grace.

Blessings,

V

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12 thoughts on “Sanctified by Grace

  1. C. J.

    THANKS V, good thing to hear today. It is a hard thing to even imagine, let alone remember, that HIS grace is available & freely given to us….24/7! We can be so down, and feel so unworthy of his LOVE….but that does not change HIS opinion and p
    romises! Thanks for the kind reminder! Blessings to U~

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  2. Donita Corman

    This year certainly hasn’t started out great but by the grace of God it’s bearable and his glory shines through . Thanks for the encouragement .

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    1. vannettachapman Post author

      You’re so welcome, Donita. I hope your year gets better and better–beyond what you could begin to imagine.

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