Phillipians 1:6 And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.
From the time I invited Jesus to take up residence in my heart the work began and it was hard work, if I’m honest. I am thankful that God is long suffering, merciful, and patient because if He wasn’t He may have given up on the work I require.
i enjoy watching remodeling programs. Especially the ones of people taking on risky projects where they really don’t know what lies behind the walls or under the floors. It requires determination, flexibility, and patience. Without these traits the remodelers would be tempted to walk away from the project because they felt that the work was too much. It is hopeless. Or maybe they would decide to bulldoze the house and start over. I am so thankful that the Lord has not given up on me.
I can totally relate to Paul when he wrote in Romans 7:18 And I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. I want to do what is right, but I can’t. 19 I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway.
Then in verses 24-25 Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death? Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Lord, I have some rotten floors that need to be pulled up. You’ll find some damage in the walls that need to be removed. There is some rewiring that is required or there could be an electrical shortage. I’m sure some of the pipes are plugged up or even rotted and need to be replaced. I submit to Your work. Please persist with it. I thank you for the new mercies you offer me each and every day.
Thank God! My answer is on Jesus Christ my Lord!