Five Minute Friday: Share

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Gentle Reader,

Kate and the whole hashtaggy gang. We: share.

Go.

This prompt is almost too perfect, because I’ve had something to share all day long.

I took the above picture at work. We use the “inprocess” labels to designate items that are…drumroll…in processing. They aren’t complete yet.

Usually I tuck these little labels into books without a second thought. But today my eyes were glued to that word. Inprocess. Incomplete.

“…the God who started this great work in you [will] keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ Jesus appears.” – Philippians 1:6 (MSG)

I need to know that. I need to hear that. I need those words to soak into my very marrow. God is not finished with me. I haven’t out-sinned His grace and love. He isn’t going to chuck me into the garbage bin. He’s not going to walk away.

This is my great hope. This is the anchor of my life. God is real, He is here and He is working in, on, around and through me. He will smooth all the rough edges and remove everything that is not of Him. The work began in repentance and continues on the narrow way. It will never be finished this side of Eternity – and that is beautiful.

God is not finished with you, either. No matter who you are or where you are.

Stop.

My journey to faith. (15)

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21 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Share

  1. I figure I’m one of God’s “one-wall teardowns”.

    At the height of the California real estate boom, folks bought horrible little houses and tore down the whole thing…except for one wall, which would be incorporated into a new and grander structure.

    Why? Because if one wall was left from the original structure it was a remodel, and the property taxes wouldn’t change.

    Not that God has to worry about taxes, but so very much has changed in my life in the past few years – loss of career, terminal illness, stuff like that – that I’m rather a different person now.

    And you know what…I wouldn’t change it.

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    1. How interesting, Andrew! I didn’t know that about houses.

      Isn’t it funny how we so often fight the change that God works in us during the process? In the end, we don’t want to go back. We don’t want to stay the same. But we sure do fight.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I really needed to hear this right now. I always feel as though in process is a less than ideal place to be, except that it isn’t, it’s where we spend our lives and I need to learn to enjoy and thrive in process rather than waiting for things to be finished. Great words!

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    1. I get that, Bethany. I’m so impatient! But God is found in the process. He constantly reveals His love, grace and mercy to me when I screw it up. It makes me love Him more. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. The Heavenly Father loves us and is always, always sharing insights of the salvation he means for us. Great Post. Have a happy week!

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