Monday, April 30, 2012



…make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self control, and self control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.     II Peter 1:5-7

In a world of remote banking, the GPS and the internet, where we want tasks completed NOW, there are some things in life which cannot be rushed.

For example, a newborn, by the click of a button, cannot be urged to fast forward to becoming a mature young adult.

In our lives, also, we cannot be hurried as we grow and change spiritually, physically and emotionally.

I was especially reminded of this as I watched a construction site recently.  Someone had spent tremendous time, effort and energy creating The Plan

When The Plan was ready, the bulldozers arrived to clear the debris.  After the bulldozers, the scaffolding was put into place.  Next, the walls were raised.  At present, it is still a mystery as to what it will finally become.

Just like our lives - The  Plan has been drawn up by the Master Architect - God Himself.  If we are wise, we will join in partnership with  Him  to create what we will become.  It won't be an instantaneous building but step by step, in obedience to God, He will build us….

Let's  remember throughout the building process, it is God through His Spirit who provides the building materials - faith, virtue, knowledge, self control, steadfastness, godliness, brotherly affection and love.  Since the Supplier of the building materials is God, it is our duty and privilege to receive them at our site and continue in partnership with Him to follow His Plan.  Day after day we are to 'show up' at our very own building site so He can get us ready for our heavenly  home which He is busy constructing for us.  We want to be fit and ready.

Heavenly Father, thank you for providing what I need so that You can build me into the person you have planned.  In Jesus' name.  Amen.

'Reflections for God's Glory' copyright 2021 by Dawn Ulmer

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