The idea that we are “unfinished”, that we are still “works in progress” can be encouraging, particularly when we fall short of what we expect of ourselves or, more importantly, when we fall short of what God expects of us. But it is also challenging as it calls us to ongoing transformation to be more like Jesus.

It provides a good opportunity to reflect on our lives and to think about where we are not what we should be and to bring those areas to God for healing and for changing. But it is also good to reflect on the work that God has been doing in us and to rejoice in that.

This week we come to the end of our series looking at our identity in Christ. Please take a few moments to reflect on the things we have explored together and to rest in that identity – that identity which speaks about us being “in Him”, of being justified, of being adopted, of being secure, of being free and of being unfinished.

This is who we are and let’s rejoice in it.

Readings: Philippians 1:1-6

Questions to think about:

  • What do you think about this idea of “being unfinished”?
  • What would it mean to offer yourself as a living sacrifice to God (Romans 12:1)?
  • What can you do to try to become more like Jesus over the next week, the next year?