By Andrea Merrell
Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6 NKJV
When my kids were very young, we used to sing the song, “God’s Still Working On Me.”The truth is He never stops working. But how does He accomplish all He wants to do in and through us, making us all He created us to be?
I read an interesting story recently about how fine wine is made. Apparently, it never stays in the same container long, but is consistently poured from one vessel into another. When the wine leaves one vessel, it leaves behind the dregs—that which needs to be removed. Each vessel serves a different purpose, and only the winemaker knows how much time the wine needs to spend in each one.
God works in us much the same way, pouring us into different situations to face challenges that will refine us. When we leave one situation and go to the next, we leave the dregs behind—those things that need to be removed from our heart and our life.
The next time you find yourself out of your comfort zone and experiencing pressure, know that God is still working and remember this verse: Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.
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