Being Completed-Part 1

It is easy to lose sight of the fact that salvation (from our perspective) is not the act of a brief moment of time. That brief moment is the starting point and issues in a life long experience. It also has a climax and a new beginning! When we receive Jesus as our personal Savior and Lord, He, by the Holy Spirit using the Word of God, works on, in, and through us for the rest of our time on earth. At the new birth, we are set apart to God. That is, we have dedicated ourselves to Him forever! He takes possession; He owns us! He trains, directs, guides, teaches and disciplines us. The objective? It is to make us like Jesus in our thinking, in our speaking and in our doing. It is developing His character in us. We are to be reflecting Him. As a jeweler uses a chisel to shape a diamond, so God uses many means to make His jewel just right. If He can use a small chisel, He ends up with a bigger diamond. Conversely, if He has to use a bigger chisel, he ends up with a smaller diamond. “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform (it) until the day of Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:6). What is our response to be? Norman Clayton’s Gospel Song, “Every Moment of Every Day, ” gives the answer: “Only to be what He wants me to be, ev’ry moment of ev’ry day; yielded completely to Jesus alone, ev’ry step of this Pilgrim way. Just to be clay in the Potter’s hand; only to do what His will commands. Only to be what He wants me to be, ev’ry moment of ev’ry day.” Selah! All this leads to a transcendent moment and a glorious forever. More tomorrow, God willing.   Ron

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