As you start your Monday morning, think for a moment what Philippians 1:6 is really saying! Paul says that he is sure of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. He is talking about you and me! The God who began a good work within us continues it throughout our lifetime and will finish it when we meet Him face to face. God loves you so much that He showed it by dieing on the cross in your place! At the moment you first believed is the point at which He began 'a good work!' Now the Holy Spirit lives within you, enabling you to be more like Christ every day. Why try and deal with all the issues that you face everyday by yourself? No matter what you have on your plate, nothing and I mean nothing is too big for the One who gave His life for you! Do you ever feel as though you've done too many things in your past to be forgiven? Or do you feel as though you aren't making progress in your spiritual life? When God starts a project, He completes it! When you feel incomplete, unfinished, or distressed by your shortcomings, remember God's promise and provision. Don't let your current position be a deterrent from knowing Christ and continuing to grow in knowing Him like He desires! Over the last week, I've talked to individuals that have had major setbacks. The conversations have included death of a loved one, being homeless, physical illnesses', bankruptcy, and other stress breakers! God has reminded me how important it is trust Him one issue at a time! All the issues we face are temporal even to the point of death. Trust Him through whatever you are faced with and know that He will deliver you based on His promises!
Your brother in Christ,