Sanctifying Soul

Sanctification is to be made free from sin.  So often my sinfulness is subtle, hidden in the thoughts that resound in my heart and mind, rather than something spoken or seen.  The thoughts that I harbor in my heart can be just as detrimental as diabolical deeds.  Entertaining unkind or retaliatory thoughts is equally toxic to those given a voice or acted out.  Though they are not directly harmful to another, such sin keeps me from the fullness of all that my Father has for me.

“When they hurled their insults at Him, He did not retaliate; when He suffered, He made no threats.  Instead, He entrusted Himself to Him who judges justly.” – I Peter 2:23 

Jesus did not repay evil for evil, and He made no threats despite His devastation.  Jesus knew that His Heavenly Father would be the ultimate judge, and that He would be just in His judgment.  Because Jesus trusted His Father to make things right, He handed all of the hurts and harm to Him.  Though He was fully God, and would have been justified to right such hideous wrongs, He knew that in allowing God to work on His behalf, the gateway to grace would be given to all.

I need to give my hurts to my Heavenly Help, and trust that He will make things right.  My idea of justice is flawed and lacking grace.  His, grants grace and opportunity to rectify wrongs.  Though aggravating at times, I am thankful, as in my own hurting humanity, I also have harmed others.  I too deserve death, yet have been furnished with forgiveness and granted the grace to go forth in the freedom found in my Heavenly Father.

Soul surrendered, I place myself in His hands, and entrust Him to judge justly.  I need His grace and His goodness to be extended to me, likewise I must accept that He will do the same for others.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present

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