Sanctification

From the Late Latin sanctificārefrom Latin sanctus holy + facere to make

 

Oswald Chambers asked this question and followed it with a clarifying statement: 

“Am I willing to reduce myself simply to ‘me’ determinedly to strip myself of all my friends think of me, of all I think of myself, and to hand that simple naked self over to God?” 

“Sanctification is not something that Jesus puts into me; it is Himself in me.” 

 

 Myself only.

My self and Jesus

Everything else- gone. 

Me? 

Me not cluttered with the rest of life? 

Me ? 

Alone? 

Emptied?

To where all you see is Jesus through the transparency of me?

Only. 

 

 To be dressed in the clothes of the daughter of The King?

In the clothes He chose for me? 

Dressed as He would dress me?

So when you see me, you see Him in me.

Only.

 

 How do I let go of all of the other stuff inside?

Where You in me have the room- the ‘space’ to be You IN me?

Today, I only know that whatever You call it, I do not want some thing in me. 

I want the Some Who that is You.

You. 

Only.

 

 Teach me, Lord.

It is a struggle indeed.

It is a battle.

Drag it all. 

         All out of me.

Til there is You – and – me. 

 

 Only.

  

“If you love me, you will obey what I command.  And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever— the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.  I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.  Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live.  On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him.”

Then Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, “But, Lord, why do you intend to show yourself to us and not to the world?”  

 Jesus replied, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. He who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me. John 14:15-24

 

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