Often times in church or in church-like conversations, we quickly become overwhelmed with the terminology that is spoken of, whether it is words like propitiation, sanctification, redemption, atonement, etc. we feel overwhelmed and inferior to whomever is talking to us. Due to feeling such discouragement, it often trickles into a lack of focus. The lack of focus stems from a poor education of the terminology, rather than a lack of interest in the terminology. I know that sounds confusing, but follow me for a second – being the tech nerd that I am, if I assume you know everything about a 2.4GHZ processor in a phone when you have no education on processing in phones, you will quickly tune me out. You only tune me out, because I am little making you feel as if you are unprepared for this conversation or making you feel as if you did not take the time to get to know what everyone else is getting to know. The misconception is that it is due to a lack of interest, but it is really not, it is due to a lack of wanting to be humiliated. So I definitely do not want to introduce a topic without giving it its proper introduction. Part of being a believer in Christ comes with a lifelong task of becoming sanctified by the Spirit. To be sanctified is to be made holy or to be free from sin. You see there is a natural condition that comes with becoming a believer in Christ, you are spiritually immersed with baptism with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit then leads you and draws you near to Christ, by doing its job of drawing you nearer to Christ, you will begin to see things in your life that become convicting or just seem not right anymore. These types of things are sinful and because those actions or activities do not draw your nearer to Christ, it is the Holy Spirits job to help you flee from those sinful fleshly desires and enter into a pursuit of holiness. This process of the Spirit aiding you to flee from sin in your life is called sanctification. May we strive to greater know The Lord with our hearts through this process of sanctification, so that we can be made Holy in Your name. Let us not be fearful of sanctification and it’s large word, but rather tackle it head on! Let us go after the Lord with all of our heart and soul.