Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.
If you want to be set apart in life, and become distinguished, you’d better become committed to the truth, and that truth is going to be in you by the Word of God.
To sanctify means to be separated for God’s use. Such a person will be head and shoulders above his peers, not due to any kind of natural advantage, but because of the truth that dwells in his heart.
My life changed the day I decided that I was not going to lie to myself. It is one thing to lie to others and another thing entirely to lie to yourself. That doesn’t mean that you tell people what you think all the time. Most people don’t really care what you think, anyway! What it means is that you decide to pursue the truth above every other option.
There are levels of reality, and whatever you embrace as truth will frame your reality. The Word of God is the highest form of reality. When you embrace it over what your cousin said, or what they said at the beauty shop, and even over what they taught you at school, you will enjoy the highest kind of life there is.
Make no mistake, education is a powerful tool in the hands of God so that He can fulfill His word to you. Being educated means that you have skills to bring to the table. But we get into trouble when we substitute it for the Word, because the Word alone is the truth.
If you don’t know the truth, you cannot be set apart. Whatever you do, make sure that you get the Word. Don’t choose a church on any other basis other than, “Is the Word taught there?”
The social life of the church may be excellent, you may be able to mix with people who know your culture or talk your language; you may rub shoulder with other business people who can help you grow your business and acquire more wealth. They may feel like “your” kind of people. But if you choose all of that over the Word, you are settling for a lower life.
What will you embrace as your highest reality today? Is sickness your reality, or do you accept the truth of the Word that by His stripes you are healed? Is defeat your reality? Or will you boldly declare that the Lord is your helper and He has victory stored up for you!
Maybe you used to be a Word person, but now you care less about it than you used to; it takes effort to keep passionately pursuing God, but it is worth it. Keep on pursuing the Word of God today. It will set you apart for God’s best!
Heavenly Father, thank you for your Word, which is the highest form of reality. I want a life of distinction based on your Word. I refuse to settle for how things appear in the natural realm. I will not accept a lower reality than that of your Word.
Today I declare to you that I am hungry for your Word. I place it first place in my life and in my heart. I shake off all weariness and I say again that I am a Word person! Your Word is forever true! Thank you, Lord!