Saints, what God does is perfect. So, trust His work in you.
Perfecting Saints: Aren’t You Glad It’s God’s Job?
There is a word that is worth thinking about, perfection. Saints understand ok and good and better and best when we are thinking about ourselves, but not “perfection.” Believers in Jesus want to be perfect because we know it is the right way to be. We want to please God. He’s our Father and we feel bad when we don’t.
Well, let me tell you that we are more than ok in God’s eyes. We are His precious children. Because we believe in Him HE IS PLEASED. In fact, we are on your way to perfection. Saints are in the Potters hands. He is shaping us as we live and breathe. So, keep on trusting that He knows what is best and that He already has His new creation in mind, how you will eventually be. It is true. He’s not done with us yet.
Saints Are On The Move.
Consider Jesus and what He had to endure to make it possible for us to become like Him. Because of Him we are growing toward perfection as we continue to believe that He is, and that He loves us. Because God is our Father, saints find it harder and harder to get away with sin. Sin grieves the Holy Spirit and we then experience His sorrow as well as our own. In time this kind of discipline changes us and the choices we make.
“My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when He rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines the ones He loves, and He chastens everyone He accepts as His son.” (Hebrews 12:6) We are called to holiness and this is His means of perfecting us.
Saints Believe His Promises.
Our shortcomings are obvious, “But we all, with unveiled face (able to see), beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord (His perfection) are being transformed (changed) into the same image, from glory to glory, which comes from the Lord, the Spirit.” 2 Corinthians 3:18 While you live and breathe enjoy the peace that comes from believing that the Father has given you His Spirit who will perfect you while guiding you home.
“And I am sure of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 1:6)