I’m sure I’ve written about this in the past, but it seems as though we as humans need to be reminded that we are a work in progress. Well not only do we need to be reminded of that, but we also need reminding that we are His work in progress.
Let’s take a look at a few scriptures to help remind us of this.
Search me [thoroughly], O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there is any wicked or hurtful way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. (Psalms 139:23-24, Amplified)
We hear much about examining our hearts, knowing our hearts, changing our hearts, but God through the words of His servant David shows us clearly that this is not a process we have to do alone. As a matter of fact, I don’t believe anyone can be very successful with this process apart from Him and without His help.
A new heart will I give you and a new spirit will I put within you, and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes… (Ezekiel 36:26-27, Amplified)
He put a new heart and a new spirit within us. And it is by His Spirit that we will walk in His statutes.
…Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts. (Zechariah 4:6, KJV)
Have you tried to change by your might and by your power? Have you been very successful? Let His Spirit work in you.
Now may the God of peace… strengthen (complete, perfect) and make you what you ought to be and equip you with everything good that you may carry out His will; [while He Himself] works in you and accomplishes that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ… (Hebrews 13:20, 21; Amplified)
…O Lord, You are our Father; we are the clay, and You our Potter, and we all are the work of Your hand. (Jeremiah 64:8, Amplified)
Here I am Lord. Make me what I ought to be, in Jesus’ Name amen.
Thanks for the reminder!