Oswald Chambers is so great to make me think about the way that he presents any particular topic for thought.
Yesterday he spoke to me about “Sanctification”.
What spoke volumes to me was when he said “The one marvelous secret of a holy life lies not in imitating Jesus, but in letting the perfection of Jesus manifest themselves in my mortal flesh. Sanctification is ‘Christ in you.’ …Am I willing for God to make sanctification as real in me as it is in His word?” (Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest, Barbour Books, 1935).
So…Am I? Simple question…right? Not so much. I can not imitate Jesus. Can I let the perfection of Jesus manifest itself in my mortal flesh? Can I let the attributes of God become manifest in me? I think that it is possible. My task is to surrender myself to HIm. To die to myself and my own flesh. It is then that He is able to manifest Himself in me.
My hearts desire is to stop striving to imitate Jesus and to learn to yield to HIs manifest presence in all areas of my life. What will it look like to have sanctification as real in me as it is in His word? It seems to be a topic that I find myself returning to again and again. It is my hearts desire. Lord, help me please to be still and let you do your work as only you can do.
I’d love to hear your heart on santification…please share.