“This life therefore is not righteousness, but growth in righteousness,

not health, but healing,

not being but becoming,

not rest but exercise.

We are not yet what we shall be, but we are growing toward it,

the process is not yet finished, but it is going on,

this is not the end, but it is the road.

All does not yet gleam in glory, but all is being purified.”

– Martin Luther quoted in Paul Tripp Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands: People in Need of Change Helping People in Need of Change 

This quote from Luther on the Christian life should encourage us all as it says that we are all works in progress and that God is still working in us in the power of his Spirit. No matter where you are or how you feel, if you trust in Jesus he is powerfully working in you.

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