An unfinished project is unsettling.
I’ve had a few of those growing up. Our teacher would give us a project. I would start strong but somehow, along the way, I would get distracted and end up haphazardly finishing it or not quite finishing it at all.
I look back and cringe at how I didn’t even finish what I started.
But God is so unlike me. Thank God!!!
What He starts, He finishes.
Paul assures the church in Philippi with this statement, “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.” (Philippians 1:6)
THE AUTHOR OF THE GOOD WORK
The Bible says that He began the good work in us.
In Genesis, we see God at work. In fact, He didn’t just finish the work, He completed it magnificently. He even had an extra day to sit back and relax to enjoy His creation.
God has the unbelievable ability to finish what He started.
THE PURPOSE OF THE GOOD WORK
Paul tells the church in Philippi that it is a good work that He began. And that good work is for your good and ultimately for His glory.
Romans 8:28 says that He is able to cause all things to work for our good because we were called according to His purpose.
His divine ability can orchestrate all the events in our lives to line up for our good ultimately leading up to bring glory to His name.
THE CERTAINTY OF THE GOOD WORK
He who began … will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
He can and He will.
God doesn’t just have the divine ability but He also has the divine intention to complete what He started.
Remember, everything that God does is good. When He started His creation, after each day, the Bible says, “it was good.”
He can and He will.
Lord, thank You for this coming week. Thank You for the assurance that as I start my week, You are with me. You promised that if I acknowledge You in all my ways, You will direct my path. Thank You that what You started in me, You will complete. Give me the grace to trust that truth. You can and You will. That’s my declaration for this week. In Jesus’ name.