Perfection is…

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them (Ephesians 2:10 KJV).


This quote holds a truth I often overlook while praying. For instance, it’s easy to pray for something to be added. I like the idea of putting on and walking in. However, I forget putting on requires discarding something. While walking in, depends upon me walking away from something else.

The wheel has a purpose. Transformation.
Painful. Yes. But renewal requires shedding the old.

Only the Potter knows what, when, where, and how much to remove. He also knows why it must be removed even though the reason may elude us.

Our purpose is to please Him. To do that, we–the workmanship–must submit to the Potter’s Hands.

New Year’s Prayer

Change Me

Know every part of me I try to hide from you.
Show the motivation behind all I say and do.
Create in me, something beautiful
Perfect, complete in the image of You
This is the prayer I pray, change me.

Don’t leave me as I am, but with your loving hands
Change every part until I fit into your plan.
Father, you know this heart of mine,
And Only you know the perfect design
This is the prayer I pray, Change me.

Words and music, Linda Gail Johnson © 2007
Treasure’s of Hope: Discovering the Beautiful Truth Beneath My Painful Past p. 32-33

6 thoughts on “Perfection is…

  1. Such a timely word for the season I have been in these last few months. Renew keeps coming to mind as my word for this year. Was in a position in December where I had to let almost everything go that I would normally consider important. Many other things out of my control went with them. In all of that, I keep trusting for the unknown that God has planned. Excited for the possibilities!

    • Lynn, my heart aches for you even while I rejoice in knowing God has a plan. I’ve learned if I focus on Him, I will not fear my circumstances. Praying for you. Excited to see what’s next for you! ❤

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