Devotion for Friday, October 15, 2021

“Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Thessalonians 5:23).

Complete is the better word to use when thinking of perfect.  Christ has come that we may be made complete in and through Him.  He has given us His Spirit and His heart.  We who are now less than the angels shall then be greater.  This is a mystery, but the truth is that He has told us what He is doing.  Come then into the journey of being made complete even as He is complete.

Lord, I often act as one who needs nothing more, yet inside, the older I get the more I realize that I am far from complete.  There is so much that needs to be done.  Yet, You have said over and again that Your grace is sufficient for me. Lead me in the journey of faith in order that I would not be caught up in the insanity of this world’s constant lying, but stand firm in Your truth, grace and mercy.

Lord Jesus, You have come to make all things new.  In You, the journey of becoming begins.  Help me look to You each day for what You bring knowing that only in You can I become what You have always intended.  Lead me, O Lord, in the way of true life and help me not to resist the grace You give me.  You know all that is needed.  Help me live looking to You for all things.  Amen.