“He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus” (Philippians 1:6). This tells me that the work is continual, ongoing. What God began in me, HE is faithful to complete it.
I may look like a hopeless case, but to Him, I’m a masterpiece! You see, the Sculptor came and asked if He could make something out of me. It took lots of time and patience as he gently carved away small amounts of unwanted & unnecessary material.
What I didn’t expect is that as the piece was finished, it no longer resembled me, but looked more like Him. He removed all the anger, bitterness and resentment from my face. My stoney heart began to beat again with love and passion I had never known.
Psalms 51:16-17 MSG, “Going through the motions doesn’t please you, a flawless performance is nothing to you, I learned God-worship when my pride was shattered. Heart-shattered lives ready for love don’t for a moment escape God’s notice.”
The Master Sculptor took what was and created for Himself an offering. A daily, moment by moment, laying down my desires, ambitions, goals and dreams for His. My life became His life, for the life I live, I now live for Him.
Father, as I walk this out today, may my offering be a sweet incense to you. Thank you for being so patient with me. For creating in me a clean heart and renewing a right spirit in me. Don’t ever stop working on me! I want to resemble you more and more everyday, in every way. In Jesus’ name, Amen.