You Can Look Like New

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There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ Jesus appears. Philippians 1:6 (MSG)

Photo Credit: Design: Wendy van Eyck
I DON'T LIKE DEFROSTING the freezer. I will let it get to the point where ice is falling out in gigantic chunks like the Antarctic due to global warming before I do anything about it. 

There I was water melting round my feet when I decided that I would deal with the freezer. Even though it was 9 at night and I was already tired. It was time. 

I pulled out the draws, switched off the freezer and sat down with a plastic spoon, some hot water and a towel to get rid of months of accumulated ice.
It wasn’t as quick as I hoped and soon I was tiring. I wanted to sleep. I thought about just leaving the job half done. After all, a half defrosted fridge would be better than a completely undefrosted fridge I reasoned. 

Just as I thought this, Philippians 1:6 popped into my head. I pushed it out because I didn’t really want to be reminded at that moment that God has promised to finish the job he started of making me into a completely new person in him.

The verse kept coming back (and I kept chipping ice away). As I kept removing every trace of ice from the freezer I thought about how wonderful it is that God isn’t going to give up on us, he isn’t going to stop half way through transforming us into his likeness and say, “yeah, well, that’ll do!” He keeps right on going until one day on his return we will look just like him. 

I finished defrosting the freezer and returned the draws to their rightful place and called my husband over to show him our brand new freezer. It looked completely different to how it had begun. 

And I felt God whisper, “When I’m done you’ll look completely different too.”

What are trusting God to change about you? Do you believe he will be faithful to complete it?

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