September 16, 2008

Work In Progress

"Many people have turned back because they are afraid to look at things from God's perspective. The greatest spiritual crisis comes when a person has to move a little farther on in his faith than the beliefs he has already accepted.

Oswald Chambers - My Utmost For His Highest

"For I am confident of this very thing,that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus."

Philippians 1:6

We are a work in progress, of that I am sure. Growth in Christ is not always going to feel comfortable; we are faced with a world with enmity towards our Savior. In our growth we are stepping out a little farther from the world, but we are also stepping out of our own personal comfort zone. It is not always going to feel good, at first. Nor are others always going to gladly embrace the new situation; they may not see it as growth, but just as change. People generally do not like change.

Oswald Chambers is telling us it is a journey; Paul is telling us it will continue until we meet Jesus.

I am telling myself that it needs to happen. What are you saying to yourself?

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