Act The Fool

I arrived at Philippians 1:6 in this project of mine.  This was a different kind of memory for sure.

For I am sure of this very thing, that the one who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.  –Philippians 1:6

I know I mentioned I used to ask people their favorite Bible verse.  I was not ashamed.  I do not know why I stopped asking that question.  Oh well.

So I asked the bank teller one day what her favorite verse was.  She did not recall the verse exactly but we looked it up and had a grand discussion on it.  This lead to many future conversations and eventually I got bold enough (dumb enough) to ask her out.  I love to act the fool and that was that.  It was too soon after the divorce to be healed but I felt pressure from people and even myself to “move on” as they say.  She was a bit dumbfounded and that was that too.  I still talked to her without embarrassment until she moved away which is unusual for me.  Typically I would have been embarrassed and avoided her.  Does that mean I have changed?

God is constantly working in us, perfecting us for the day of Christ Jesus.  We often do not see this because we struggle to see our lives over the long term.  This is when we look back and see the work He has done in us.  The changes He has made, how He molds us into what He wants us to be.  Even when I get to act the fool…