If You Think I’m a Mess–Look Again!

“He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus” (Philippians 1:6).

There are a couple of things that this verse tells me. First it says that the work is continual, ongoing, basically until Jesus returns again. Secondly, it says that God is the one who begins it and finishes it.

The thing that God began in me, He alone is faithful to complete it. I may look like a hopeless case, but you should have seem me before He got ahold of me.

When I look back over my life, I’m reminded of a sculptor working on an image. It takes lots of time and patience as he gently carves away small amounts of unwanted or un-needed material. What I didn’t expect is that as the piece is finished, it looks nothing like me, but more like Him.

Psalms 51:16-17 MSG says, “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.”

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.

He’s Not Done Yet,

Sandy G

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