My husband is remodeling our living room. When he is finished, it will be wonderful. But right now, the furniture is all moved to one end of the room, and everything is covered with dust. I need to be patient and remember that someday soon my living room will be beautiful.
Sometimes I think that some of my friends need to remodel their lives. I think they need to get rid of some bad habits or change some of their attitudes. But I need to be patient with these friends and pray that God will help them change. And I need to remember that all people (including me!) are sinners. We all need God to help us stop sinning and become better people.
In verse 6a of our Bible Reading today, Paul said, “God is doing good things with you. And God is continuing that work in you.” Remember that God is doing some remodeling in our lives to help us become more like Jesus!