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Are You an Active ‘Work in Progress’

Be committed to joining in on the work that God wants to do in and through you. No longer be a bystander or a casual observer.

Scripture

Our verse for today comes from Mark 8:24, ” And he looked up and said, ‘I see men like trees, walking.’ “

Background

” Work in process ” is an accounting term that is used to designate a company’s partially finished goods. In the construction world, you see it every time you drive by a construction site and notice a giant hole in the ground, or beams standing up in the air with no walls to be found. In agriculture, much of it occurs before the casual observer is able to detect a thing. Land can get prepped, seeds could be planted, and hundreds of acres of fertilizer could be spread without the least little indicator that anything at all has been done on that farm. Where automobiles are manufactured, you could readily envision a car moving down the assembly line, becoming less and less like scrap metal and more and more like the finished product that fills our roads and parking lots. Now the ones doing the work, right there in the midst of job, they have a clear understanding of what they are looking at, even when it’s days or months from its final form. If you and I walked a random field and saw 4-inch plants sprouting, we would be hard pressed to pronounce what the final product would be that was coming forth from the earth. But the one thing we all could agree upon is that work was in process, and that which was progressing was of a plan and intended for a final result. And it’s no different in my life and yours.

Application

God is at work on my heart. But if my relationship with Him resembles that of a casual observer, then I’m probably clueless as to what He’s about, and I can offer little to no assistance in getting there. Thus, the path will be less smooth and perhaps less productive than it could have been otherwise, and probably full of distractions, like time spent analyzing others’ progress. But if I’m in there with God, walking and talking and working alongside of Him, then I can see where He has taken me, and most importantly, where we are going. I can rest in the hope when little fruit is yet visible because I know that God’s handiwork is being done.

Charge

As we seek Him today, be committed to joining in on the work that God wants to do in and through you. No longer be a bystander or a casual observer.


AuthorRich Holt | BCWorldview.org 

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