Summary: The potter is still working on me.
He’s not Done. I herd a fine man once say, "God isn’t finished with me yet." How many here like to work with their hands, you know, working with flowers, painting, building something that is special to you. Now it may not be important to some one else, just you. I always wanted a room, all to myself where I could read, write and Study, away from all outside distractions. Just because I didn’t get it when I wanted, I never gave up that dream of mine. After a while I got my room and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. It’s my little corner of the world. Some times I’ve wondered weather anyone like me, my sermons, my teaching, my lessons or my commentary on the scriptures. Now for those that don’t, remember, God is still working on me. Weather a man is a king or a bum on the street, we can’t give up on them, maybe God is still working on them also. A man once told me that he was being saved, not that he wasn’t already. I didn’t understand for a while but then it came to me. As we endure each day, the troubles, trials and tribulations we are being saved each day. Being saved from our own lust and desires of the flesh and not of the spirit. Then I guess that the statement was correct. Is there something that you don’t like about your neighbor, your friends, your co-workers, or even about your pastor? Do people talk about you also when you aren’t around, is there something about you that others don’t like. Where you once an alcoholic, drug user, gambler, at one time or another God worked, and still is working, on all of us. When a man starts to build his dream home, does he stop in the middle of construction just because some one else doesn’t like it? Jesus once said, that a man doesn’t build a house until he counts the cost. We don’t dig up our flowers just because some doesn’t like them, we don’t burn a house down just because someone else doesn’t like the color, and God doesn’t give up on someone just because they make mistakes. Lets read, 2Co 13:9 For we are glad, when we are weak, and ye are strong: and this also we wish, even your perfection. Remember where we are and turn to Heb 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God. Has being a Christian been difficult at times, you know, people separating themselves from you and, those who used to be your friends are no longer there, your attitude has changed, the things that once brought you pleasure are no longer enjoyable, just different things? Then what is perfection? The state of being perfect or complete, so that nothing requisite is wanting; as perfection in an art or science; perfection in a system of morals.
1. Physical perfection, is when a natural object has all its powers, faculties or qualities entire and in full vigor, and all its parts in due proportion.
2. Metaphysical or transcendental perfection is the possession of all the essential attributes or all the parts necessary to the integrity of a substance. This is absolute, where all defect is precluded, such as the perfection of God; or according to its kind, as in created things.