I live in a fallen world. I don’t know about you, but Mondays are often the days I see that best—in myself, in my family, in nature and circumstances, in others I encounter throughout the day. But in the midst of the sin and fallenness in and around us, there is our redeeming God, patiently working out His plan.
Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. –Phil. 1:6
Pause for a moment and reflect on God’s redemptive plan and purpose working in your life, not only to save you but to conform you to the image of Christ. Allow others to see your shortcomings: rather than painting a picture of your own perfection, choose to reflect God’s grace instead. Help your children recognize their own fallenness and God’s great mercy.
For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself. –Phil. 3:20-21
As your day forces you through the mire of life, look up to the One who is redeeming, conforming, and subduing this fallen world for His glory and His own redemptive purpose.
This post has been edited and republished from my former blog Homekeepers. Over the next several months, I will be merging my two blogs into this one location.