Lent Day 15 – Faithfully

1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.

I spent half a day in bed sick. The next day and a half I dated my wife, emptied the litter box, played with my kids, helped them with homework, fixed stuff around the house, did laundry…and a zillion other little things.

I had forty-eight hours at home before it was time to kiss my wife and kids good-bye again, get back on the tour bus – where I am now – and head to Ohio.

As the prophets known as “Journey” once sang, “Life with a music man ain’t always what it’s supposed to be…”

I never opened my bible. Never sat alone, listening, praying. And so I didn’t write Lenten blog posts for days 13 and 14…for you.

“Won’t you stand by me?”

Where was God while I was rushing around? What was he doing the last two days?

The One who called me was being faithful. While I was unavailable. He was sanctifying – making me into the image of Jesus – through and through. He’s always tending my whole spirit, soul and body. Always.

God Himself. The God of peace. Faithfully.

Wayne Grudem

Our Prayer

God, thank you for being faithful when I am not. Thank you for finishing the work you started – the never-ending shaping of my soul. Thank you. Just thank you.