The more I learn about faith and love, the more I realize that I am a work in progress. I am still working on getting rid of some old patterns that don’t make sense with my walk today. The good news is that with God I will go from glory to glory and I will continue to make progress as I keep walking with Him. There is always room for improvement and there is always a higher level for everything. We can have more faith, show more love, pray more, worship more, thank more. We are all a work in progress and the beauty of it all is that the “progress journey” is a great adventure with the Lord. God guarantees growth and progress. Today I want to encourage you to embrace the progress journey and to be patient with the process. There is refinement that is taking place right now and it often takes time for great things to be created. You are God’s masterpiece that is being shaped and fashioned right now. The way you look today spiritually, physically, emotionally and mentally looks nothing like the way you will look down the road. You will get down that road and you will one day be aware of how much progress you have made thanks to the Lord.
I love that with the Lord we are not meant to be the same forever. His transformation power lives in us through His Spirit and when we keep the transformation door open, big changes take place. You see, being given the Holy Spirit is like receiving a giant tank that has an unlimited amount of fuel. The fuel is the power of the Spirit. I call it “love fuel” because it is made of love and love is the biggest force in the universe. The tank of the Spirit is hooked up to Heaven and provides more than enough all the time. We have enough fuel at our disposal to become a totally different creature in Christ. There is an initial transformation when we accept Christ. We are new creatures in Him. That is the first dose of fuel that we get. Then there is refueling periods where we need to be topped off with the love fuel. That periodic refueling allows us to stay grounded in the Lord and to grow and change in Him. The question is, are we tapping into the Lord’s tank or are we letting the world be our number one source for life?
When you feel like you are running on empty, crank the tank open. Pray and God will refill you. Praise and God will top you off. Be thankful and God will give you. Stay in faith and God will pour more fuel into you. Show love and let God’s fuel spread all around you. We might be a work in progress but the Lord has given us the tools to make progress and to be transformed. The Lord adores us and He is excited about our progress. He loves to see us move in the right direction. The best way to do that is to not ignore His Spirit. We can’t neglect the tank of love fuel in us. There is a sign that says “Work in progress” around us and the Lord is protecting us as we trust Him. That sign will be up for a very long time but it will have a different glow to it as we go from glory to glory. Tomorrow’s progress is going to be bigger than today’s. We can look forward to amazing growth. There is always room for improvement and God is filling up that room with His love fuel every day! Stay encouraged!
Suggested reading: 2 Corinthians 3:18; 2 Corinthians 4:4; Ephesians 3:20