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 (ESV)
You can be sure that I began a good work in you. Have you noticed that I have been molding and shaping your life? Have you noticed that I am making you into the person I want you to be? Have you noticed that I am helping you to live the life I have called you to live? Yes, I’ve noticed. That’s it? That’s all you want to say? No, not all. There is a lot I would like to say. Go ahead, I’m listening. I am so encouraged that you began a good work in me. To think that you are molding and shaping my life is beyond amazing. My words cannot begin to express how thankful I am that you are making me into the person you want me to be and helping me to live the life that you have called me to live. Why are you so encouraged? I could never make myself into the person you want me to be. It is so comforting to know that I am the work of your hands. I welcome your work in my heart and mind and life. There is nothing about me that I want left untouched by you. I give you my complete permission to do your work in and through my life. Twist me inside out. Turn me upside down. Give me a good shake. Do whatever is necessary to continue your good work in me. Anything else? Yes, I could never do what you have called me to do. I could never live the life that you have called me to live. I could never do what is pleasing in your sight, without your help. So, here I am. Keep on working in and through me. Yes, I will.
How have I worked in your life? What are some of the tools that I have used to continue my good work in you? Why do you ask? It is important for you to be able to recognize my work in and through your life. I see. You have used your word to work in my life. Your word has been changing my heart, transforming my mind and guiding my life. That’s right. What else? You have used your body of believers, your church to change me. How so? You have given fellow believers important words to speak into my life. I have also been changed, as I have worshipped you, with other believers in your body. That’s true. What else? You have used the ministry you have given me to do for you to mold and shape my life. As I have gone and done what you have asked of me, I have come to rely on you. I have drawn near to you. I have asked for your help. I have rested in your presence. I have listened to your instructions. I have followed your guidance. In your presence, I have been changed. That’s right. You have used every twist and turn, every up and down, every back and forth, every circumstance of life as a tool in your hand to mold and shape my life. That’s right. Will you welcome my work in your life, until the day in which it will be complete? Yes, I will.
Heavenly Father, thank you for beginning a good work in me. I welcome all the work you want to do in and through me. Make me into the person you want me to be. Help me to live the life you have called me to live. Use my life fully for your kingdom and glory. Amen
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