By Greg Laurie
“Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
I don’t always finish what I begin. Awhile ago I started cleaning my office at home, but I didn’t quite finish it. It was absolutely transformed, but a few little piles remained. It wasn’t long before I noticed those little piles were starting to grow again. I had cleaned my office the wrong way. I needed to completely clean it. I didn’t finish what I began.
The apostle Paul, describing what conversion looks like, said that we turn “from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God” (Acts 26:18 NKJV). Yet some people go part of the way, sort of like how I cleaned my office. They say, “I’ll follow Jesus, but there are a few little piles I’m keeping to myself.” Those little piles turn into big piles, and soon they discover they haven’t changed as much as they should have.