A Completed Work in Process


Romans 8.28-30; Philippians 1.6

Which is stronger?  Rock or Water?  We all know that rock is shaped, carved and broken down by water.  Even though rock is solid and water is liquid, water is stronger than rock.  There is evidence all around us of this: Grand Canyon, Pacific Coast, Niagra Falls and so much more.

Who is in charge of shaping you?  Who is in charge of your destiny?  You or God?

There is so much pre-determined in your life:  physiology, family, culture, political/economic situation…  This is the rock that is your life.  Is that stronger than God?  I believe that from the moment you are born into the world of rock, God is the water that flows into any crevice and is the ocean surge that beats against your shoreline and continues to take your predetermined rock-ness and shapes it into magnificent beauty.  This takes time and each person, each situation is different.  But at the end of the day, we are rock and God is water.  And water is relentless.  Water always wins.  He who began a good work in you is faithful to complete it until the day of Christ Jesus.

What does this mean for where you are at this moment?  What can you do to open yourself up more to the relentless work of God?  What does this mean for how much we hope in the transformation of the world around us?  Is God relentlessly working on everyone?  Can we join forces in his relentless surge on the rock of humanity?

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