In Jesus we are now complete. At Dogwood, plans are being drawn up for a new building, a place to gather and worship. Even as the architect's model is planned and prepared and completed in his office, so the perfect pattern of the life of holy service, for which Jesus has redeemed and called us, is now in Him in heaven.
But now it must be formed in us and transferred to our earthly lives, and this is the Holy Spirit's work. He takes the gifts and graces of Christ and brings them into our lives as we need and receive them day by day, just as the various components of our new building may be produced in different places, then brought together. Thus we receive of His fullness, even grace for grace-His grace for our grace, His supply for our needs, His strength for our strength, His body for our body, His Spirit for our spirit. He Himself "of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption." 1 Corinthians 1:30.
Are you saying: "But I will never be what He wants me to be?" Please know, it is much more than mere abstract help and grace, much more even than the Holy Spirit bringing us strength, and peace and purity. I can assure you, you can be exactly what He wants you to be, for it is not mere abstract but, it is personal companionship with Jesus Himself!
Lord, help us receive from You today that grace, your very life in us that shall result in our being made complete.
Henry D. is from Southern Indiana and writes these wonderful daily devotionals to encourage those at the Dogwood Community Church located in Paoli, Indiana. Henry has graciously agreed to share these wonderful devotionals here at Without Excuse Ministries to encourage you our valued guest!