“Now sanctification is BOTH a sudden step of faith, and also a gradual process…By a step of faith we get into Christ; by a process we are made to grow up into Him in all things. By a step of faith we put ourselves into the hands of the Divine Potter; by a gradual process He makes us into a vessel unto His won honor…prepared for every good work” ~Hannah Whitall Smith (HWS)
“The clay is not expected to do the Potter’s work, but only to yield itself up to his working…continually surrender ourself and continually trust…and so the soul, abandoned to the working of the Heavenly Potter, is changed rapidly from glory to glory into the image of the Lord by His Spirit” HWS
“God’s works are perfect in every state of their growth…all that we claim, then, in this life of sanctification is that by a step of faith we put ourselves into the hands of the Lord, for Him to work in us all the good pleasure of His Will, and that by a continuous exercise of faith we keep ourselves there. This is our part in the matter…Our part is in the trusting; it is His to accomplish the results…When we trust, the Lord works” HWS
We rest while God works; if we take over the work, God rests and waits patiently for you the enter His Rest again!
“The experience of the life hid with Christ in God is a life of abiding rest and of continual victory…differing from every other sort of Christian experience. It is simply letting the Lord carry our burdens and manage our affairs for us instead of trying to do it ourselves” HSW
“In laying off our burdens, the first one you must get rid of is yourself! Next you lay off every other burden that concerns you, whether inward or outward…abandon your whole self to the Lord, with all that we are, and all we have and believing he took what we committed or consecrated to him, cease to fret and worry…the simple secret…be anxious in nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. The end result is the peace of God beyond understanding and your heart and mind are kept in Him!” HSW
Take the free gift and thank God for it! In Christ we are granted access to the throne of grace; stand in grace. Christ in you grants you access to sit with Christ on his throne as he sits with His Father on his throne! Stand in grace; sit in glory! We sit in His glory presence; resting, abiding in Him as He abides in you!
We stand and stand firm from grace to grace until we CONQUER then we sit in Him from glory to glory! ruling and reigning with Christ Jesus from His Throne in your heart! We surrender and trust until we KNOW and trust! We go back and forth until our feet are solidly immoveable upon the Rock, rooted and grounded in Christ, our soul is anchored in Christ and our spirit is full of His Spirit and glory Presence; an ever-renewing, holy body temple of his Presence and his Spirit from God!
Every good endowment and every perfect Gift comes down from the Father of glory!