When I was a kid growing up, I would often go to the store with my mom. While she was shopping, I was looking at the toys. The model airplanes and cars always looked so cool. On several occasions, I coaxed her into buying me one of these models.
As soon as I would get home with a new model, I would start to work on it. I was so excited and so gung ho. However, I rarely finished any model I began. I would get about halfway through, bog down in the details and lose interest. During those growing up years, I threw away many half-finished model cars and planes.
GOD NEVER GIVES UP
Isn't it great to know that God never loses interest in us? He never gets tired or bored with us and puts us back in the box unfinished and undone. Once He begins a good work in us, He sees it through to completion and perfection.
When I was 17 years old, I received Christ as my Savior and Lord. Jesus began a good work in me that day, and He will not stop the work until I am made perfect, just like Jesus. The children's song says it best:
He's still working on me,
To make me what I ought to be.
Took Him just a week to make the moon and the stars,
The sun and the earth and Jupiter and Mars.
How loving and patient He must be.
He's still working on me.
QUESTIONS TO ANSWER
Has He begun a good work in you? Have you really opened your heart to Him? Is He really living inside you? Are you really under His construction?
If so, praise Him for His commitment to complete you, perfect you, and make you like Christ.
If not, receive Him today and let Him the Lord of the universe be the Lord of you.
Jeff Schreve is Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church in Texarkana, Texas. He and his wife Debbie have been married for over 20 years and are blessed with three wonderful girls. Jeff began From His Heart Ministries, a radio and television ministry, in January of 2005. This ministry is completely listener/viewer supported. It continues only through the faithful and generous gifts of people like you. Pastor Jeff takes no salary from this ministry. All gifts go to further the broadcast.