Phil 1:6 And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
If you are anything like me, you get excited about starting something new. A good book, a new puzzle, a project around the house; all seem to bring excitement and thrill at the beginning. But something often happens about halfway into this new endeavor… I quit.
I have a half a dozen books half read. There are several “almost done” projects around my house that need completed. Life gets busy and I get distracted.
Thankfully we serve a God that never gets distracted. He never gets tired or lazy or too busy. He will always complete what he started.
You and I are the workmanship of Christ. We are made in His likeness to fulfill his purpose in our lives. And whatever it is He has called us to will be accomplished. But this work Paul is talking about in Philippians isn’t a work of the flesh, it is a work of the Spirit. Paul’s aim is to remind the Christians of his day, as well as you and me today, that the God who saves also completes.
God will never leave you or abandon you to walk your Christian faith out alone. He is the author and perfecter of our faith and once we are on the narrow path we can rest assured that we will stay on it until the day we meet Jesus face to face.
True spiritual growth is founded in Christ, is growing through the Holy Spirits work, and will always bear the fruit of eternal life in the end.
So, as you consider picking up that next new book to read, starting your new project, or stepping out in faith to serve God in a new way, remember that though you may stop half way through, God will never leave you to complete your walk of faith alone.
Hebrews 12:2; Eph 2:10; 1Pet 1:9
Do you walk in the confidence of knowing that God is doing a mighty work in you and it isn’t finished yet? How does knowing this give you patience with yourself and others?
Lord, thank you for the promise that the work you started in me will be completed. Amen