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.