This years gardening mission is not so much about building something new as it is about perfecting what has been started. As the season had drawn close to an end in autumn there was a lot of effort spent on just getting plants into the ground so that they would be more self sustainable during the winter.
Well nature did take care of its part but the weeds moved in as well. I'll therefore have to do some cleaning out before new planting can commence. The work in my garden much resembles the work that God does in us as we grow in Him.
Philippians 1:6 tells us that “He who began a good work in you will complete it to the day of Christ.”
This means that Jesus began working in our lives from the day we first received Him as Lord and Saviour. In our early days as Christians there is much work done and a foundation is laid as we begin to become familiar with God's word.
Then we begin to build on that platform and finally we can begin perfecting what has already been built in our lives. Perfection will only come on the day we meet Jesus but until then our lives are spent in the building and perfecting cycle. The one thing we can most certainly count on is that Jesus always finishes what He starts and in that we can rejoice.
Posted By Ronwyn Hughes to GrowingwithGod by Ronwyn at 9/08/2013 08:44:00 PM
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