We cannot live in the muck and mire. We must go to Him for washing.
We are to hunger and thirst for righteousness and when we see we are living contrary to His ways, we are to line up with Him.
Now this is the gospel message we have heard from Him and announce to you: God is light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with Him and yet keep on walking in the darkness, we are lying and not practicing the truth. But if we walk in the light as He Himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say we do not bear the guilt of sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. But if we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous, forgiving us our sins and cleansing us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is not in us.
My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous One, and He Himself is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for our sins but also for the whole world.” ~1John 1:5-2:2
Though your sins have stained you like the color red,
you can become white like snow;
though they are as easy to see as the color scarlet,
you can become white like wool.
Sanctification is a lifelong process, a daily washing, a constant cleansing. We are being changed from glory to glory as we walk through this life.
Will we stumble?
Yes. We will.
All of us, in many different ways.
But we have an Advocate with the Father and He will continue to work in us to bring us to completion.
He is my hope. If it were only up to me, I would be sunk.
As I work out my salvation with fear and trembling I am so thankful that He works in me, to will and to work for His good pleasure.
May God Himself,
the God of peace,
sanctify you through and through.
May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless
at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The One who calls you is faithful
and He will do it.
1 Thessalonians 5:23-24