Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A Work In Progress - Philippians 1:6 MSG Bible

Philippians 1:6 "There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ Jesus appears."

 Each one of us is a work in progress. God is not through working on any of us. This is one reason we cannot judge one another.
Where we are living there is a construction site near by. You can't escape it. Right when you turn on to the main road there it is. A major four way intersection under construction causing traffic to stand still and people to go crazy. The bank we are customers with is right on the corner of it. Going inside the bank you get to breathe dust for they are remodeling the bank after tearing half of it down to make room for these new sophisticated routes of traveling.

Many Times God Uses A Red Light To Speak To Us

I am not judging the construction workers but I am convinced that my two flat tires within three days on the same tire was caused by pieces of metal debrie picked up from crossing through that intersection.The other day I was waiting again in a line of traffic backed up what seemed to be a mile. The light changed and being in a hurry we began to move slower than I wanted. Finally approaching the intersection the light turned red personally just for me right before I could go through. That did it. Sitting there, I felt like getting out of my car and shouting to every construction worker at the top of my lungs, "Would you please stop working on this intersection? I can't take this anymore!" ( But I didn't because I am a Christian.) Sitting there, waiting for the light to change, there came a moment of stillness and the Lord whispered to me, "But wait till you see when it is finished. Wait til you see when it is finished."

When Things Appear To Be Falling Apart, They Could Be Actually Falling Together!

I believe there are many people right now like me who are a work in progress. The Lord has been working over time in your life although things seem to be falling apart and going crazy. You have been tempted or maybe have said to Him today. "Would you please stop working on me? I can't take it anymore!" But I sense the Lord saying to you, "But wait til you see when I am finished. Wait til you see when I am finished. Things are not falling apart, they are falling together! You are a work in progress."

Bill Yount