Getting ready for the big Day!
Philippians 1:6 NLT
And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.
God began working in our lives long ago to draw us near to him and to help us be aware that he greatly desires to have relationship with us. Even though we had gone our own way and we were full of sin, he made a way for us to be right with him.
Paul, the author of the book of Philippians, is certain, confident and fully convinced that God will not only keep working on us but will also finish the work he started in us. There is a deadline, and the date is the day our Savior Jesus returns. Don’t you love it? God has a plan, and he is going all out to perfect it by the big day! This is a big part of what life is all about.
This promise is firm and true and it will be accomplished. The only reason why this work in your life would be cancelled or not completed is if you decided not to give God permission to do it. If you have met the Lord Jesus and experienced his love and faithfulness you have a growing understanding of who he is and what he is able to achieve in your life. The fact that he can make us more like Jesus is wonderful. This is the way God wants us to act….
Galatians 5:22 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness. NLT
I used to be very afraid, full of fear and because of that I became very impatience, sometimes unkind and I completely lost the peace and joy I used to have. But the Lord has done a great work in my life and now I do have joy and I experience peace. I am no longer full of fear. I know that God is working in me and that he will complete it because I can see how much he has already done.
Take courage today and surrender afresh to the Lord. Allow him to do the work you so desperately need done in your life. You will not be disappointed!