Tag: devotions about being holy as He is holy

Set Me Apart, Lord … But Can It Wait Just a Bit?

Lord, I’m so thankful to be Your child. Your love is from everlasting to everlasting. Set me apart, Lord — You have called me to be holy as You are holy. You have called me to be in this world, not of this world. This can only happen by embracing sanctification.

But can it wait just a little bit longer? Sanctification is not easy. It requires me to die to self, to crucify the flesh. And that’s hard.

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Make Me Holy Lord, But Pruning Sheers?

Lord, You search my heart and know all of my anxious thoughts, restless thoughts — thoughts that are not of You. Some days I’m just a mess. But deep inside, way down in my heart, I yearn to be holy as You are holy. Will You make me holy as You said? Will You transform me into the likeness of Christ?

Lord, You search my heart and know all of my anxious thoughts, restless thoughts — thoughts that are not of You. Some days I’m just a mess. But deep inside, way down in my heart, I yearn to be holy as You are holy. Will You make me holy as You said? Will You transform me into the likeness of Christ?

But those pruning sheers!

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Sanctify Me Lord, But Does it Have to be Right Now?

Lord, I know You have called me to be holy as You are holy — to represent You well. You have called me to be Your image-bearer to this fallen world. I long to be Your hands and feet, but I also know that requires sanctification. I want you to sanctify me Lord, truly I do — but does it have to be right now?

Sanctification requires dying to self, yielding to You at ALL times not just when it feel good. Being set apart for Your glory and for Your kingdom work requires pruning and sculpting … and LOTS of grace.

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