I remember back when a high producing person, such as great leaders were called “Movers and Shakers”. They can really make things happen, and they are great people to have a connection with. They have lots of pull with various important people. We try to win the favor of these people who can help us reach our goals, so that we too can have influence and make happen what we want to happen. But the ultimate influence comes from God. He can even control the hearts of all the movers and shakers in the world and give you favor with them. It is God’s favor we most desire, and to gain His favor we must know what He wants of us, through a close personal relationship with His Son, Jesus the Christ. Our prayers are only as big as our faith, and so our faith in God is what we hope to nurture and grow.
Sanctification. It’s a big theological term with a simple meaning, which can be described in a multitude of ways. Yet, it is the biggest part of a Christian’s life, and it has to do with who and what we are in Christ. Sanctification is the process of becoming like Jesus. It is learning how to have God’s favor by living a holy life, a life that is pleasing to God. To describe what sanctification is all about, I like to use two simple words: learning and growing.
We hope to mature in our faith and grow in grace, becoming more like Jesus everyday. As our relationship with the Savior of the world becomes deeper and more intimate, we will have increasingly greater influence with the one who holds and can pull all the strings. That’s the reason I wrote “Meet Him on the Mountain” as an easy to follow guide to help you get closer to Jesus and develop the life-long habit of meeting with Him often with a receptive, supple and malleable heart. The more we allow Him to shape us, the greater our power will become. We will be true movers and shakers!