“Sanctification is a thing which depends greatly on a diligent use of Scriptural means. When I speak of ‘means’, I have in view Bible-reading, private prayer, regular attendance on public worship, regular hearing of God’s Word, and regular reception of the Lord’s Supper.
“I lay it down as a simple matter of fact, that no one who is careless about such things must ever expect to make much progress in sanctification. I can find no record of any eminent saint who ever neglected them.”
~ J.C. Ryle
Faithfulness and Holiness: The Witness of J.C. Ryle, “Sanctification”, [Wheaton: Crossway, 2002], 124.