Philippians 1:6 (KJV)
Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
The Hubster and I took a trip up the Interstate today to see one of his many specialists in Wichita. Since the weather has started warming up there is one occurrence that I have noticed more and more: construction zones. It seems like the highway department is constantly tearing up the roads in one direction or the other. If one project is nearing completion, they start putting up the orange cones for another one. The worst are the on- and off-ramp repairs. Horrors!
I know construction and repairs are necessary on the highways to keep things running smoothly and make sure vehicles (and their passengers) are safe. Just think if the state officials let our roads decay and crumble until they were impassable. It sure would make it a lot harder to drive to Wichita, or anywhere else, for that matter.
My life is in a bit of a construction zone, too. God is doing a great work in me. He's smoothing out my rough spots, building up the places where I am lacking and preparing me to do His will, both here on earth and in heaven. He is the Potter, I am the clay. I have to be willing to submit to His plan, because it is meant for me alone. No one else can fulfill my destiny on this earth.
This journey isn't exactly a cakewalk, though. It's not like turning on a light when you walk into a room. I have to make a conscious decision every day of my life to live intentionally, to walk in His path, to love others with Christlike passion. Some days I make big strides, some days I make baby steps, and some days I just sit. Still, I will follow.
Do you remember the old Sunday School song, "He's Still Working on Me"?
He's still working on me to make me what I ought to be.
It took Him just a week to make the moon and stars,
The sun and the earth and Jupiter and Mars.
How loving and patient He must be, He's still working on me.
Female in Motion Exercise Update: Praise the Lord! At my post-surgical doctor's visit last Friday, I was released to do all the things I've been wanting to. I celebrated by vacuuming the whole house! I did three disco aerobic workouts last week, too. Here's to getting back on track.
"The shortest distance between two points is under construction."--Noelie Altito