I am waiting for the doctor to perform the last bit of surgery following some cancer surgery on my nose two months ago. I am wanting to say, "Enough is enough." However the truth of the matter is that for full healing to occur, the doctor is not finished with me yet.
I imagine Lisa and I will have some conversations around this analogy for our spiritual lives. We all are Wesleyan Christians. We hold to a belief of salvation that is ongoing all our lives. The Spirit keeps working to diagnose parts of our lives that need to be operated on and sometimes removed so that the body can be healthier. Sometimes that is painful. We give up something very personal for the sake of a greater gain in our lives.
So when you see me with with a bandage on my nose Sunday, just know that God isn't finished with me yet.