Day 7- The Purpose of Fasting- To Sanctify
Scriptures to read today- https://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Sanctification
Back on track today- 8:15 am (CST)
The Bible tells us that sanctification is God's will for our lives and soul (1 Thessalonians 4:3). Sanctification is the process of becoming more like Christ, by purifying our hearts and minds, through repentance, prayer, and spiritual practices.
Throughout the Bible, sanctification is mentioned frequently as a calling to align yourself with God's will and cleanse yourself from sin.
Sanctification isn't always a word with a “cool” connotation. When we think of it, we often immediately think of forbiddance, suffering, and things being taken away. But what if we misunderstood the sanctity that God expects of us? In his prayer for the disciples, Jesus said, “For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.” (John 17:19). When we decide to live a pious life and to detach ourselves from sin, Jesus alone is able to purify us inside so that we can be more than simply “whitewashed tombs” (Matthew 23:27). Sanctity comes from within when we accept and love the truth.