Christian Sanctification

Known as Christian sanctification, we read in 2 Corinthians 3:18 that we ‘are being transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.’ I wonder what speed my transformation is happening. Is it a slow steady journey, or is it stop and start? I consider if I am more transformed than when I first became a Christian. We all know people whose faces shine with the glory of God and long to be like them but admit we have a long way to go. Having an earthly thought we wonder how far up the scale we have got.

Just as close friends and siblings can grow to look alike, we too can grow into the glory of God. The secret is to be close to Him constantly. If we commune with Him, listen to Him, talk to him we can grow like Him. It cannot be a speedy progress; it is a life-long journey. By enjoying being with Him we will reveal this likeness. We are again exhorted to ‘Turn our eyes upon Jesus.’