Psalm for the Day

Monday, December 26, 2011

…..He is still workin on me…….

“……..The one who has faith can do all things.”   Mark 9:23 NLV

Jesus declared, “…..with God all things are possible.” (Matt. 19:26)     

Jesus also promised, “….Everything is possible for him who believes.” (Mk. 9:23)

Paul’s words are filled with hope – “And we..…are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory…” (II Cor. 3:18)

Let us not give up hope, but continue to believe that transformation is possible.

It is focusing on the Lord and yielding to His will and ways that leads to transformation.

Bringing the Lord into every part of our lives leads to transformation.

The big question for us is:   How do we do this?

How do we allow the Lord to transform us into His likeness with ever-increasing glory, while at the same time make every effort to do our part?

 I would suggest that our part includes practicing the spiritual disciplines: such as prayer, worship, Bible study and meditation.

 Nothing can take the place of the Word of God in our lives which then becomes the sword of the Spirit in our hand.

1 Peter 2:2-3 says, “Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.”

Let’s be encouraged by the fact that the Lord will bring transformation into our lives through the Holy Spirit, as we do our part to cooperate with the Lord.

Let’s not be discouraged or give up hope, because we know that transformation is possible, and is a process – it takes time.

Let us focus on the person of transformation, the Lord Jesus Himself and let us allow the sword of the Spirit, the Word of God to do its’ work within us.

How great it is to be a child of God; a disciple of Jesus Christ!

How great it is to experience God’s transformation with ever-increasing glory.

Together we can say, “I’m not all that I can be, or want to be, or will be; but by the grace of God, I’m not what I use to be.”

We used to sing a great children’s song that goes like this: “He’s still workin’ on me, to make me what I ought to be. It 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, cause He’s still workin’ on me.”

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