He’s Still Working On Me
Dr. James Spinnati
Maybe someone has let you down recently. Maybe you feel as if everyone is against you and nothing seems to be working out in your world. Or maybe you’ve let yourself down. You know that is part of life; it happens. But I want you to look up and take heart because God is faithful. He will do what He says He will do.
Not only is God faithful and reliable, but He is committed to your spiritual growth and maturity. First Thessalonians 5:23-24 says, “Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it.”
I love that because it promises every Christian that God is constantly working on us. That is a three stage building project; creatively, constructively, and continually. The Spirit of God is working in your body and in your soul and His purpose is to make you more like Him! Now don’t get frustrated; remember when you couldn’t wait to be a teenager and it seemed as if the time would never arrive? Well you made it didn’t you and now you probably wish that you could go back and use that time more effectively.
We all need to remember that God is patient… and that God is persevering. According to Philippians 1:6, “He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” And when God gets through with you, you’re going to stand complete, perfect in the glory of Jesus Christ. You shall arise in His likeness. You will be like Jesus. That’s God’s goal in your life and mine… and He will be faithful to perform it! But remember never give in or give up. Remember the old camp song “He’s Still Working On Me?” It is just as relevant today as it was when it was written. I know as I pen these words you are going to be singing them. Don’t be shy go ahead, “He’s still working on me to make me what I ought to be. It took Him just a week to make the moon and stars, the sun and the earth and Jupiter and Mars. How loving and patient He must be, He’s still working on me.” Never forget; when you see a Christian they are a work in progress.