WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7
BELIEVERS – GOD’S WORK-IN-PROGRESS
Main Text: Hebrews 10:14 – ‘‘for by one sacrifice, He has made perfect forever those who are being made holy’’.
Romans 12:1 – I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service.
Most of our roads are always under construction regularly particularly when a new government comes on and during the rains. Work on the roads are never completed perfectly hence the roads are always, having the notice ‘‘slow down, men at work’’. This is in the physical.
There is something similar in our spiritual life. Early in the faith, we imagine reaching a moment of maturity when we have it all figured out. But we see that after about 30-40 years we confess, we are still under construction. Like our pot-holed roads, we never seem to be ‘‘finished’’ and we have to get to the goal. This can be sometimes frustrating.
From our text above, we have been made perfect through the work of Jesus on the cross yet we are ‘‘being made holy’’ Christ once for all made His believers perfect in Gods sight. At the same time He is making them holy (progressively cleansed and set apart for His special use) in their daily pilgrimage here. We should not be ashamed, shocked or surprised that we still need to grow. God is not finished with us. Rather we can encourage the growth process by deliberately applying scripture to all areas of our lives by accepting the discipline and guidance Christ provides and giving Him control of our desires and goals.
One day we shall see Him face to face and we shall be like Him (1 John 3: 2). But until then we continue to be work-in-progress, anxiously awaiting the glorious day when work in us is truly complete. In the meantime we should continue to defend our faith with ‘‘fear and trembling’’ waiting to be like Him.
CONTINUE STEADFASTLY IN YOUR WALK WITH GOD DAILY
Prayer: Father, open our eyes to always remember that we are work-in-progress waiting for you to make us like you. May we not faint halfway in Jesus nameBY BISHOP NGOZI DURUEKE (HE REIGNS CHAPEL INTERNATIONAL) To send your testimony, write us: firstname.lastname@example.org.