Work in Progress

Read Philippians 1:3-11.

In this reading, Paul celebrates with joy the change and the growth he sees among the followers of Jesus at Philippi. In verse 6 he says, “I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will be faithful to bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ.” This affirms the idea that we are all a work in progress.

If someone were taking an inventory of the change God has brought to your life, what might they find? In what ways has following Jesus changed you? What new understandings or insights have you gained along your spiritual journey? Have you found it to be a smooth, steady walk or has yours been full of fits and starts, hills and valleys? If you could describe your understanding of what it would look like to be completed in faith, what would you include?

Today, offer a prayer of thanksgiving for God’s continued transformative work in your spirit.