But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear;
I Peter 3:15 NKJV
sanctify [v. a.]:
P 1. Make holy, cleanse from sin.
2. Consecrate, hallow, purify.
3. Sanction, justify, ratify.
I am always emphasizing the importance of words we use ,pure transformation starts with a change of vocabulary . Your perspective of God should change first ,you can’t have a fulfilling relationship with God you don’t understand ,seek to understand him in the Bible his personality doesn’t change from the beginning of time in the days of Adam to date he has been consistent with his character.
He changes not ,but we due to fear and misconceptions we end up viewing him as a personality bend on punishing evil doers, Adam hid himself after commiting sin ,he didn’t understand that he is a forgiving God too.Adam did not beg for forgiveness instead he blamed Eve ,and Eve blamed the snake.How many times have you blamed other people or circumstances for your actions instead of taking full responsibility??
It is your responsibility to sanctify God in your heart but how you might ask ,by the confession of your mouth. Your tongue and your mind ,must be under control .
“Teach me, and I will hold my tongue; Cause me to understand wherein I have erred.
Job 6:24 NKJV
My tongue shall speak of Your word, For all Your commandments are righteousness.
Psalms 119:172 NKJV
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.
Proverbs 18:21 NKJV
God is omnipotent ,he provides our every need . I call him God of restoration whatever you might have lost ,he is preparing something better. He has favoured me ,at one stage I lost everything but he restored my identity.
The best decision I made with my life was to give my life to Jesus Christ ,man it was worth it .My life has been restored.
He gives wisdom to the meek,God who gives identity to the lowly in society , God who gives hope to the hopeless.Jesus washed me clean from all the infirmity .I am glad to be identified with Christ.
God loves you .