Fri, 10/20/17, "Day of Praise"
"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
So how did your week go? No matter how you rate this past week, God has a simple encouragement for us today: Don't get down or give up because God is not through with us yet.
Amongst all the great things that God does for us that we cannot do for ourselves, God is ever faithful in sending us His Holy Spirit in order to shape and mold us in the likeness of Jesus Christ.
From the beginning, God's plan was that we would be the image, the mirror, the reflection of the presence, power, and promises of God. God's intent was that other people would be able to look at us and know that there is an Almighty God and that God is with us and for us in Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit.
And God promises in today's verse that if he started the work, then he'll complete it.
So enjoy your Friday and your weekend. Take time to look back on your week, and remember how God came through for you. Take time to look ahead, and anticipate where you'll need some divine guidance and strength.
And then tell some others, especially some kids and young adults, for whom the future can seem overwhelming. Tell them that you are "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)