Tuesday, 16 April, 2019
“And I am convinced and sure of this very thing, that he who began a good work in you will continue until the day Jesus Christ (right up to the time of the return), developing (that good work) and perfecting and bringing it to full completion in you.” Philippians 1:6 (AMP)
The Christian life is like a home renovation project. There are no buttons to push to become a mature and perfect Christian instantly, but Apostle Paul reminds us that God will see his children through this process to completion and perfection.
It should come to your awareness and dawn now in your spirit that you are God’s building and therefore enormous changes are to take place in your life. Don’t be too stressed up when you as the building are not properly aligned, remember God is the contract and contractor. 1 Corinthians 3:9 “For we are laborers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building.”
God begins a process of changing you as soon as he saves you. Through the Holy Spirit, God works on your Christian character bit by bit. This process takes a lifetime. Signs of progress come and go, but the work is never finished. Only when Christ comes (returns) will all believers be made perfect. Meanwhile, you know that this good work in you still continues.
Salvation is the good work God does in you when you trust in his son. Salvation includes a threefold work: The work God does for you-Salvation, the work God does in you-Sanctification, the work God does through you-Service.
This work will continue until we see Christ, and then the work will be fulfilled. Do not let life’s setbacks and failures discourage you. Keep your relationship with God vital by studying his word and spending time in prayer. It is a source of joy to know that God is at work in your life day by day.
Dear Father, thank you for your perfect work in me. I rely on every supply from you. You are my builder and refuge and you are able to keep me from falling till the coming of your Son Jesus Christ. Hallelujah!
2 Cor. 9:8, Phil. 1:7-11, 2 Tim. 3:17
A man who is afraid to pray is a man who is afraid of success.