I am currently reading ‘Holiness for Ordinary People’ by Keith Drury to learn more about sanctification and holiness and it is turning my world ~ my day’s~ upside down!
Inside the cover Keith wrote:
“Dedicated to my father Leonard Drury, who lived a life of holiness where it is hardest to…at home.”
Could a parent receive a better compliment?
“The difference for the entirely sanctified person is that his will is set- he is totally committed to obedience, even during a lengthy time of temptation.”
“during a lengthy time of temptation”
Being a mom of four kids under the age of six [which I LOVE] brings daily, lengthy, times of temptation to sin.
Here’s the deal…
When it comes to the big tasks that God calls me to I am all in, my will is set to completely obey and I whole-heartedly follow him.
God is teaching me to set my will on Him and choose righteousness in the everyday normal mommy moments.
When Sophie runs in the house crying because Maddix hit her and wakes the sleeping baby [who just fell asleep after twenty minutes of bouncing in my arms] God is teaching me to set my will on Him and I whisper, “help me to be holy in my response.”
As I begin to dread folding that heap of laundry, God is teaching me set my will on Him and I whisper, “help me to be holy right now, and do this joyfully.”
When I want to clean the house [which I actually really love to do!] by myself and Ruby will not let me put her down, God is teaching me to set my will on Him and wrap her up in the sling and praise Him that she wants to be close to me.
I want God to look at my days and be proud of me.
I want my children and husband to be able to say that I lived holy at home, where it really matters most.
God is consuming me with a passion to be holy like Jesus and is dominating me with a desire to please Him.
I praise Him for this radical, internal cleansing!
He is truly changing my days!