Originally published Tuesday, 29 January 2013.
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. Philippians 1:6 (NLT)
I don’t like defrosting the freezer.
I will let it go to the point where ice is falling out in gigantic chunks due to global warming before I do anything about it.
Even though it was 9 at night and I was already tired. It was time. The freezer had to be defrosted and now was as good as any other team
I sat down and started to get rid of months of accumulated ice.
It wasn’t as quick as I hoped and soon I was tiring.
I wanted to go to bed or sit on the couch and read.
I thought about just leaving the job half done. After all, a half defrosted fridge would be better than a completely undefrosted fridge.
Just as I thought this, Philippians 1:6 popped into my head.
I pushed it out because I didn’t really want to be reminded at that moment that God promised to finish the job he started of making me into a completely new person in him.
The verse kept coming back (and I kept chipping ice away).
As I kept removing every trace of ice from the freezer I thought about how wonderful it is that God isn’t going to give up on us, he isn’t going to stop half way through transforming us into his likeness and say, “yeah, well, that’ll do…it’s better than nothing.”
God keeps right on working on us until one day on his return we will look just like him.
I finished defrosting the freezer and returned the draws to their rightful place and called my husband over to show him our brand new freezer. It looked completely different.
And I felt God whisper to my heart, “When I’m done you’ll look completely different too.”
What are trusting God to change about you? Do you believe he will be faithful to complete it?