Monday, November 8, 2010

Martin Luther and Sanctification

Currently I am experiencing a season of which - between ministry and family and life - I am feeling a great deal of weight and heaviness. In such times it’s always abundantly clear God has a number of sovereign plans and purposes that He is carrying out, the most personal being - for my own sanctification. I deeply grateful that God loves me enough to do so! Martin Luther once wrote:

This life therefore is not righteousness but growth in righteousness;
not health but healing;
not being but becoming;
not rest but exercise.
We are not yet what we shall be, but we are growing toward it.
The process is not finished, but it is going on.
This is not the end, but it is the road.
All does not yet gleam in glory, but all is being purified.

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