When Christ comes into the human heart, a process begins that the Bible calls sanctification. You begin to grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ toward spiritual maturity. Sanctification actually means “separated” or “clean.” In one sense, sanctification is instantaneous. The moment you receive Christ as Saviour, the Holy Spirit comes into your heart. There is also a sense in which sanctification is progressive. You grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
The King James Version
If, at the end of each day, a person could look back on three tiny acts of self-denial, he would already be on the way to a happy life.
Fulton J. Sheen