“Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.” John 17:17 NIV
Jesus, You want to sanctify me by your truth and Your Word is truth. What truth do you want to teach me today? In what area do I need to be sanctified by your Truth? By your Word?
“I LOVE YOU. I GET EXCITED WHEN YOU COME LISTEN TO ME. MY WORD IS TRUTH. TRUTH HEALS YOU AND GIVES YOU REST. GIVES YOU CONFIDENCE. MY WORD STILLS HUNGER IN YOU. MY WORD SATISFIES EVERY AND ANY NEED YOU HAVE. COME TO ME AND DRINK IN MY TRUTH AND YOU SHALL NEVER RUN DRY. MY WORD GROWS INSIDE OF YOU LIKE A TREE THAT THEN GROWS LEAVES AND FRUIT. MUCH FRUIT THAT WILL LAST. REMAIN IN MY WORD, REMAIN IN MY TRUTH. LOVE IS TRUTH. I AM LOVE. AND YOU REMAIN IN ME BY LOVING ME. AS YOU LOVE ME YOU RECEIVE MY TRUTH”.
In February 2012 I was pondering this passage… Hebrews 10:22: “let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water”.
I journaled what I sensed the Lord say…
Remain in Me. Walk with Me. I am the fountain of life and in that very fountain of life I wash you clean. Keep coming to Me as you are. I don’t need your perfection. I want you! I want your heart. Like it is. There is no remedy for the human heart except for My own blood. As you remain with Me I continue to cleanse your heart and pull out what does not please Me. And that is a work I do on My own. I want you to submit and keep coming to Me. But the work in your heart, I do it. You must trust Me for your sanctification. I don’t need your help in sanctifying your life. I want you to live with Me. Submit to Me. Bring your heart to Me daily and open it so that I can cleanse it. Do not hide from Me. There is nowhere to hide anyway. When you try to hide I cannot do My work in you. It is through opening your heart to Me that I can cleanse and perfect it in My likeness. I love you and love your submission”.