As a kid growing up, many summer days were spent at my grandmother’s house with several of my cousins. One of the things I remember about being at my Grandma Day’s house was there was usually music playing. One of the songs often playing went ‘He’s still working on me, to make me what I ought to be, it took him ’bout a week to make the moon and stars, sun and Earth and Jupiter and Mars…He’s still working on me.’ Our Sunday School lessons are part of the Gospel Project, which carries with it the idea of an ongoing work.
Many times people think that once they give their life to Christ, the hard parts over and that it is smooth sailing from there. Many people are of the mind-set that faith in Christ makes for an easy life, faith doesn’t make life easy, it makes the impossible possible. The moment we accept the gift of salvation, our new life in Christ begins. A life filled with the grace and love Christ, but even more, a life filled with the Holy Spirit. What happens is so far from the end that many people believe it is; when we accept Christ we don’t automatically know the entire Bible, we don’t understand sacrificial living, we aren’t sure what our service is, we grow to understand those things.
I love my wife; I love her with a love that words cannot begin to describe. When we were dating, we sent countless text messages to each other during the day, we’d see each other during the evening, talk on the phone until 2 in the morning, I couldn’t wait to get off work so I could see her. And you know what, I still can’t. One of the best parts of my day is coming home to her. I say that to make this point, my prayer for you is that through these devotions, our time together as a class, our activities together that they will all serve to cause us to fall more in love with our God and our Savior. That we would want to spend time with Him; we’d be excited about our relationship with Him That through it all we’ll become the people, the spouses & parents Christ desires us to be. That we will recognize we are a project and allow ourselves to be broken of what we want and allow God to form us into the person He created us to be.
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10 (KJV)