“…being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ; just as it is right for me to think this of you all…” Phil. 1:6-7.
God completed His creation in six days. On the seventh day He rested, for "the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished" Gen. 2:1-2.
When we obeyed the gospel and were baptized into Christ (Gal 3:27), we began walking “in newness of life” (Rom 6:4). At that point God began a new work in us (Phil 1:6). It is a work that He fully intends to complete. And He will, as long as we refuse to give up.
The Christian life is not easy. Try as we might to resist temptation, we still give in. We occasionally pass up opportunities to serve others. Our faith sometimes wavers. Our focus tends to gravitate toward things. Our words are not always kind. Our thoughts go to inappropriate places. All in all, our lives are far from perfect. Thus we may wonder, “Does God still desire to finish the work He began in me?”
The answer is a resounding “YES!” In fact, God wants us in heaven even more that we want it for ourselves. After all, God would not have sent His Son to suffer, bleed and die a ghastly death unless our salvation was His top priority. Since we mean that much to God, how can we consider giving up?
God is doing everything in His power to avoid leaving our souls as unfinished symphonies; He is working daily to bring each of us to a grand climax. As long as we persist in our faith, God will put the finishing touch on our souls as we prepare to enter the gates of Heaven.
Thank you, God, for not giving up on us.
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