Monday, September 28, 2009
How are your projects coming along? Are they each in a stage of incompleteness? Are your quilts still waiting to be put together? Are your woodworking projects still in pieces? How about that scarf you began to knit? Or the basement you were finishing? Are there books half read, lost under the bed? We have so many good intentions but somehow, we find ourselves stopping mid-course, not finishing what we started to do.
How about your spiritual life? Are some of the areas God has been revealing to you incomplete and unfinished?
How about loving others? Is it intact or in shambles? What specifically is He directing you to do to finish your projects well?
Joy - is it overflowing in your own heart and to others consistently? Yes, sometimes we are sad in this world, but is there a deep joy because you are getting to know God better and better and because He knows you?
Is peace within you and surrounding you like a warmly knit cloak? What do you need to do to finish that project well and wrap yourself in it every day?
Patience - I think we can all work on that project! One irritation at a time.
Kindness - oh, that one needs work especially in the small corners of our lives.
Goodness - through and through. Not just when others are looking.
Gentleness - not just for babies but for all mankind.
Self control - that one needs stitched up and hammered down into place consistently.
It takes effort to complete any project, especially projects of the soul.
Let's look at some of the soul projects which God has been nudging you to perfect in obedience to Him. Let's finish well.
So dear brothers and sisters, work hard to prove that you really are among those God has called and chosen. Doing this you will never stumble or fall away. And God will open wide the gates of heaven for you to enter into the eternal Kingdom of our .
I Peter 1:10 & 11
, please help me to finish all things well which You have given me to do. In Jesus' name. Amen.