8.04.2014

Completion

I’ve been doing a deep study through the book of Philippians.  I have discovered so many nuggets of gold amidst my readings.  I feel as though I am on a scavenger hunt and whenever I stumble upon a verse that just makes me go ‘wow!’,  I feel like I’m on the right path, the right trail.

One of the first verses that I had to read over a few times (because of the sheer awe I was in when I first read it) was:

‘For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.’
- Philippians 1:6

Being ‘confident’ is to know, to be sure of something with absolutely no doubt present in your mind of its truth.  And what is Paul so confident of?  That [God] will never leave us - or anything - incomplete.

What a blessed thought!  He is not done with us yet.  We are not perfected in His sight yet.  He is still molding us.

This verse has comforted me so much these last few days.  Life has been rough, overwhelming, stressful...but through it all, I have held fast to His promises.  One of them being this:  He’s not finished with me yet.  Every chink, every groove, every bump in the road that I feel is just Him at work.  I am on the road to completion.  It’s hard.  It really is.  But what waits for me at the end of this road is so, so worth it.  And I am confident, 100% sure, completely at peace in the knowledge that He has begun a good work in me, and will not leave it unfinished.  He will keep tearing me, breaking me, reconstructing me, showing me my short-comings, until one day, I will be complete and perfect in His sight.  

God is not in the business of leaving His pottery unfinished.  He is a God of completion.

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There is hope for me yet
Because God won't forget
All the plans He's made for me
I have to wait and see
He's not finished with me yet.’
Wait and See / Brandon Heath

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