“And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” – Philippians 1:6
I am told the great artist Michelangelo began work on 42 different statues during his lifetime, but completed only 14.
Somewhere in some musty basement in Italy are Michelangelo’s 28 unfinished works.
Huge chunks of marble with only a hand, or a foot, or a leg completed.
Sometimes our Christian lives are like Michelangelo’s unfinished statues.
We have God-given potential for beauty and purpose and great things for His Kingdom in our lives but it is still locked up within us in the same way that those figures are locked in the stone.
The reason for this is that many of us want a minimal level Christianity. We try to see how little we have to do to qualify to wear the name “Christian.”
We want our Christian faith to be a part of our life instead of being our whole life; however, God is looking for people who are committed to following Him completely and wholeheartedly.
The Apostle Paul was commending just those kind of people in the verse above. Let us commit to be that kind of Christian.