Things have been busy here, limiting my time to blog this month, as well as for a good portion of this year. Friday is April 30 so I wanted to write one last post before we roll into May.
Sweet T has had a busy work year as well with special projects mixed in with the seasonal busyness that comes around this time of year for her.
It’s a good thing neither of us are shy about working.
Running a kitchen is both physically and mentally demanding. A kitchen is highly active, deadline driven work environment. There’s always something to do and a specified amount of time allotted to finish it. You’re cleaning up today to prepare for tomorrow. Each day provides something to clean and something to work toward.
I believe this is true for us spiritually. The Holy Spirit is helping us clean up areas of our life and guiding us as we work forward toward holiness. We are declared holy and righteous the moment we receive Christ but if you’re like me, the photograph didn’t capture the full picture.
8 The Lord is gracious and merciful,Psalm 145:8-9 (ESV)
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
9 The Lord is good to all,
and his mercy is over all that he has made.
When we trust in Jesus, God counts Jesus’ goodness for us instead of holding our sins against us. This means we are acceptable to God and in right relationship with Him. This is something we could not do alone. We needed God to do it for us. As we continue to walk in faith and obedience in our new life as Jesus followers, we become more Christlike and more holy. The fruit of the Sprit becomes more evident in us. This is also something we need God’s help to accomplish.
From the time I first professed faith in Christ as a teenage boy to now, a 55 year old grown man, the Lord has faithfully shown up each day to help me work on who He called me to be. All these years later, I am still a work in progress. He’s not finished with me yet.
I pray your week is filled with God’s blessings and that His favor will shine on you. Can you believe it’s May tomorrow already?
The Devotional Guy™