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Thursday, September 6, 2012

God Finishes What He Starts

In summary of Philippians 1:6 it says,“Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus returns.”

Bottom Line:
I’m convinced and very sure of this, that he who began a good work in you, will keep on working in you to completion (at the point when his son Jesus Christ returns.)  What God starts, he’ll finish!

What this means to me:
God is the one who began this good work within me, and his promise is that he’ll keep on developing me to full maturity.  This work won’t be perfected or complete until the day that Christ Jesus returns.  I have learned that where God guides, he provides.  Where God leads, he meets my needs. I have to remember however that there will be times of testing in my life, because my testimony would be no good without a test (a before and an afterword.)  For these things to happen, I need to be willing to trust God completely.  Then I need to remember and retell others.  These stories need to be a bit like the memorial’s that were created in the Old Testament times.  There were there to serve as reminders, things that when the children asked about them the story of what God did for them (a reminder of God’s faithfulness) could be retold and remembered.  Today, I need to consider what I would build as a memorial (when God came through, what it stands for, what I would not want to forget.)  Things in my life are not what matters.  I am God’s legacy and my life is made up of the moments that made a difference for God’s Kingdom, the relationships that had eternal significance.  Today I will also pray:
“Father, I remember right now the love of Jesus. Thank you for the miracles you’ve worked in my life. God, help me to remember your grace and to be gracious. I remember your generosity toward me. I ask you for the strength to be generous toward others. I trust that you will be with me, and I trust that you will finish what you have started in me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”

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