The other day I was texting with a friend who let me know that she had just read my latest posts. She said she had read last week’s scripture memory verse and sent me the verse she is currently memorizing. Then she offered for me to use it for this week’s challenge.
I had chosen a scripture for this week but (of course) I couldn’t remember it and I couldn’t find the paper I wrote it down on. So, I actually needed a verse but there was one little word in this scripture that made me resistant.
Its not that I don’t want to be sanctified, I do. But I feel so far off from that and like I should be so much closer.
I didn’t let my friend know that I was feeling resistant about this verse. She commented on the last part of the verse, which caused me to take a second look.
While I was focused on the enormity of sanctification, she was focused on the enormity of God.
The reason I am so far off from sanctification is probably because I’ve been trying to sanctify myself. But the one who called me is faithful. He is the one who will do it.
I am so very grateful for this fact.
What about you? Are there any words in scripture that bring resistance? I challenge you this week to ask God to bring you fresh perspective. Maybe your focus needs to shift, like mine did!