The Restored Orchard

Encouragement for Today

Because we have these promises, dear friends, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that can defile our body or spirit. And let us work toward complete holiness because we fear God.

2 Corinthians 7:1 NLT

Maturation in Christ requires obedience and purification. It’s basically a process of cleansing things that dishonor the body or spirit—weeding out mindsets, actions, and postures that are not in alignment with Jesus’ teachings. It’s challenging. And it doesn’t happen all at once.

God understands that sanctification takes time.

Today, I want to encourage you to keep growing in holiness! Maturing in Christ is not instantaneous. It’s not about perfection but improving yourself. It’s a continual process; a progression from glory to glory. Slowly conforming to the image of God. Yes, it can be hard, but the reward is eternal. This is a reminder that if you’re alive, there’s still work to be done for God’s glory. So let’s get in the right posture of reverence and allow God to work within us.

Reflect – Is there an area of life that you have stopped growing in? When was the last time you revisited the word of God in an area of stunted growth?

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