A work in progress
Paul wrote to the Philippians and said: “Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus” (Philippians 1:6). He was telling them that they were a work in progress; they were under construction.
The Bible tells of the mighty works of God in creation. And yet, the work in which God takes the greatest pride is that which he does in the human heart, changing and developing us into whom he created us to be.
This is an individual work. Paul said: “He who began a good work in you.” God is graciously at work in our lives. He has a purpose, plan, and design for you.
This is also an inward work. Paul said: “He who began a good work in you.” God wants us to surrender and submit to his inner workings, in order that he can develop this work to its fullest potential. This involves his work of forgiving, cleansing, correcting and conforming.
This is also an increasing work. Paul said: “He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” God is not a quitter. He wants to finish what he starts in our lives. None of us have yet arrived. We all have room to continue to grow, mature and be shaped and molded into whom he wants to make of us. This is a lifelong process.
Yes, we are a work in progress. We are under construction. God isn’t finished with us yet. Allow him to work his good work in you. Pastor Wayne Rutherford LifePointe Church
of the Nazarene