My chicks are growing fast. They're in that stage where they're partly fluff and partly feathers. They look rather pathetic. But as more feathers come in I can see that one day they will be gorgeous hens. They're New Hampshires so they'll be golden brown and should be good layers with gentle temperments. Perfect.
While I was out feeding and watering them today I watched them for a while and a scripture came to mind. Philippians 1:6 "And I am certain that God who began the good work within you will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns."
Like my chicks, I'm not done yet. But there's hope. My growing up is a process. One day I will be complete and perfect.
In the day to day of life I get frustrated with myself. I'm so not perfect. And I wonder, will I ever grow up and become the person God wants me to be? In this life time I'll grow and mature but perfection is out of reach. However, I can be assured that the good work God began in me will one day be finished. Amazing! I'll get better at being who God wants me to be. He promises. And God always keeps His promises.
When we're most disappointed in ourselves that's when we need to look up and look to the cross. Christ's work is finished, but we're not. We all have some growing to do. But God promises that one day we'll stand before Him, complete and holy.
Let's not waste a moment. While we linger on this earth keep moving, keep growing, loving and living. And as we grow I pray for grateful hearts, for it is a grateful heart that reaches out to others. It is a grateful heart that lifts us above the everyday and moves us along the path God set before us. A grateful heart seeks Him above all. And He will see that the work begun is completed.
God is in us and with us.
Grace and peace to you from God.