MONDAY 28TH MARCH,2016
TOPIC: FINISHING STRONG
TEXT: Luke 2:49 “And He said to them, “Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?”
If the word ‘quit’ is part of your vocabulary, chances are that the word ‘finish’ isn’t. Finishing means staying on the job until it’s done. It’s about accountability and action, because even when you’re on the right track you’ll run over if you just sit there. High achievers will tell you that life takes on meaning when you take responsibility for your actions and pursue your goals with purpose and passion. Nothing compares to ‘the rush’ of crossing the finish line.
The fact is, nobody remembers who finished second, except the guy who finished second! The most important word in finishing strong is:
1. Jesus was the greatest finisher of all time. At age twelve, He told His parents, ‘l must be about My Father’s business. Later He told His disciples, ‘l must work the works of Him who sent Me’
(John 9:4 NKJV). Facing the cross, He said, ‘For this cause I was born’ (John 18:37 NKJV). And just before He died, He said, ‘It is finished!’ (John 19:30 NIV). Then, having earned the right to become our advocate with God, He went back to heaven and ‘sat down’ (Hebrews 10:12). Mission accomplished! So focus on finishing strong! It is the essence of believing in the work on the cross- It is finished! BY the grace of God —Jesus Christ.
MEDITATION: John 2:6
STUDY THE BIBLE
MATT 23:13-39/NUM 23:27; 24:24/SS 5:2;6:1-3