If you are anything like me you have many projects started and very few finished.
I’m currently reading eight books that are all stacked, not-so-neatly, by my quiet time chair.
I’m working on a photo album/slide show for my son’s graduation in the spring. I know you are all going to think I’m absolutely amazing to be working on it this far in advance. I actually started this the summer of 2006 after two of our daughters and one granddaughter graduated in the same year and I found myself trying to do three in less than a month. It was a hard-learned lesson but, as you can see, a year and a half later I still don’t have it finished.
I have several boxes of my father-in-law’s treasures laid out on a table in the corner of our bedroom where I’m trying to put them in some semblance of order. He and I were working on some albums before he died, so I at least have names and dates, but I still have a lot of work to do so we can save his photos and mementos.
I’m just now purchasing living room furniture and we moved here three years ago in July. No, we didn’t have old furniture that needed replacing – we actually had no living room furniture. We do have a furnished family room, so it hasn’t been a necessity, which is one of the reasons I’ve been able to put it off for so long. Now I’ll have to finish decorating it when the furniture arrives, and what will I ever do with all the stuff I’ve been storing there? And where will the children ever practice their Karate forms?
Does any of this sound familiar? It seems to be quite a part of our human condition to have a lot of things started and only a few of them finished. How many of your projects will you finish?
When I read the following verse I was reminded anew that the Lord has a lot of projects going on in my life, too, but unlike me, His Word says that He will “perfect that which concerns me”.
“The Lord will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever; Do not forsake the works of Your hands.” Psalm 138:8
I love the verse the Lord gave us the day before our son was diagnosed with leukemia:
“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
We didn’t presume to think that it meant Eric would survive. What we did know was that the Lord would complete what He had begun in him – and us.
We can take great comfort knowing that whatever the Lord begins He will complete in His time and in His way.
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