A Good Work

It’s interesting to think about what God intends and has purposed for this life. What does He want me to do? to say? How does He want me to live. Can I even live up to what He wants for and from me?

There’s an old children’s Sunday School song that says ‘He’s Still Working On Me’. His work isn’t finished until it is finished. Better yet, He loves working on me. He wants the absolute best for me.

He created me in His image. What does that really mean? First of all what is an image? According to Webster it is a visual representation, a mental or moral impression of something. Well, OK. I look like Him? I have an understanding (Incomplete, though it is!) of Him. Here’s the thing: I don’t act like Him, I don’t think like Him, I’m pretty sure I don’t look like Him. Why? Because of that darn apple. When Adam and Eve disobeyed God’s direction and took a bite the whole creation changed. Sin entered the picture.

Did that change me in God’s eyes? God is El Roi-the God who sees me. Does he want to see the imperfection, the sin in me. No! He does not. But He sent Jesus to the cross with my sin. He has forgiven and continues to forgive every part of me that doesn’t measure up so that I can reflect His image. WOW! Yes! 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.

Blessings to you and yours!

Marie

This post is in response to Week 10 of Deb Wolf’s 52-week Devotional Journal for Women.

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