What can you do to be a better Christian? (Hebrews 2:11)

"For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one origin. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers" - Hebrews 2:11

Today we had a guest speaker come in to class and share some things with us on our class on the theology of ministry. He asked us what is one thing we can do to be better Christians. So think about that for a second before you go on.

What is one thing you can do to be a better Christian?

There were varied answers from "pray and fast more" or "tithe better" to "nothing." I answered that we should sin more so that grace may abound (don't worry, it was in jest).

Anyhow, I thought his point was interesting, it being that as believers we generally believe we are justified by faith - though many of us may live to contrary. But then we also believe that we are sanctified through effort.

Now you may have never thought of it this way, but even those of us who genuinely believe that nothing we can do could possibly earn us salvation - we are the same people who live as focused as we can to be sanctified by own own effort or strength.

I thought this interesting as I was chewing on it today in class. I certainly do live like I am the only one who can sanctify myself. But Hebrews 2 reminds us that it is Jesus who does the sanctifying work, not us.

I certainly need to go dwell on that.

I'm in the airport about to fly home... alone... so I have plenty of time to mull this over (yea right... like you can just figure it out in a few hours... but I can certainly try).