WEDNESDAY 24TH FEB.,2016
TOPIC: GOD IS AT WORK WITHIN YOU (1)
TEXT: Philippians 1:6 “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”..
When Paul wrote to the Philippians believers, he told them God is at work in each of them. What an awesome truth! He wrote that your love will overflow more and more, and that you Will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding. I want you to understand what really matters, so that you may live pure and blameless lives until the day of Christ’s return. May you always be filled with the fruit of your salvation—the righteous character produced in your life by Jesus Christ—for this will bring much glory and praise to God (Vs. 9-11) ‘That’s a tall order!’ Yes, and you can never accomplish it through willpower, good intentions or self-effort.
You must seek God for direction, submit to Him in all things, and draw strength from Him. Trying to do for yourself what only God can do is like trying to pick yourself up by your own bootstraps; it doesn’t work. You must entrust to God the job of equipping you for the work He’s called you to do. Yes, you need to do your part, but don’t try to do God’s part! ‘…We all…beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory
(degree by degree)…by the Spirit of the Lord’ (2 Corinthians 3:18 NKJV). What is it that changes us? ‘The Spirit of the Lord’ He takes the pressure off, and relieves us of the stress and anxiety we feel when we try to ‘change’ ourselves. Indeed everything in life is dependent on God’s grace. Literally, we feel the hands upholding us: every step taken, every place we find and every move we make. Lord Jesus, I thank You for your presence, help me to experience your presence more and more and live for You.
MEDITATION: Acts 17:28
STUDY THE BIBLE
MATT 5:21-48/EX 30-32/PROV 14