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. (Philippians 1:6)
Everything that God starts, he finishes. Wherever he leads us, he will provide for us. Life may not be perfect right now, but focusing on what God has promised is what strengthens our trust in him.
We are in partnership with the Lord. In the verse above, Paul understands that good outcomes are not up to him but rather are ultimately up to God. All of Paul’s trust is in God – and only God! The Lord wants us to operate under this same understanding in our own lives. Reading the word of God prepares us to do good and transforms us for what God wants us to do.
Devotion: God Finishes What He Starts
As we continue to draw closer in relationship, we can rest assured of these two things: that God is capable of doing the work in our lives, and has promised to complete it! Day by day, we are being made into what God wants us to be. Past disappointments and failures don’t hinder the good work God wants to do in our lives. True repentance and turning back to God allows Him to continue to work in us. God is simply looking for our cooperation.
For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. (Romans 8:29)
Great things happen when we turn our focus away from ourselves, and more on Jesus. When this shift happens, we are more able to partner with Jesus to do His work here on earth.
Additional Verses For Further Study:
“Yet you, LORD, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.” (Isaiah 64:8)
“Lord, I am thankful that You equip me for every good work! Every day, I ask that I am made more like You. You are faithful.”
Wishing you all a great week!