Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Wednesday in the Word

So sorry this is a bit late going out, but I am in "holiday mode"!

"For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now; 

Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:"   Philippians 1:5-6 

I have taken great encouragement from verse 6.  Christ is doing a work in my life.  It's a good work.  There are so many days where I feel that I have let the Lord down - I don't do what I should do - I don't speak to others the way I should  - I don't have the right attitudes.  But, do you know what?  God is working in my life!  HE began that work, the day that I trusted in Him as my Saviour.  HE will continue to work in my life - day by day - hour by hour - moment by moment.  No matter how I seem to fail, He is still working.  Like a potter moulding a piece of clay - there may be multiple re-mouldings, and corrections of flaws, but there is a good work in progress! He won't give up on me - cast me off as a failure, or not worth the effort.  The work will continue until I am perfected in Christ in glory.

I am so thankful to the Lord for the work that He is doing, and particularly from the encouragement of learning His Word. 

So, will you share with us what you have learnt this week?  Looking forward to hearing from you - don't forget you can just share in the comment section below.


  1. Sorry, I'm late. However, this verse is very dear to me because of God's promise to 'complete' (NKJV) the 'good work' in me that 'He' has begun! I have failed to complete things so often, that if I were left to myself, I would greatly fear for my continual standing and eternal security. But, thanks be to God, my confidence rests in His faithful perseverance until the day of Jesus Christ. God has begun a 'good work'... ah, here too is much comfort! I can barely begin, let alone always good work, but He shall complete a good work that 'He' has begun in me. All glory be to God! Now back to remembering the rest. Blessings!

  2. Thank you for your comments on this 6th verse. It has been good to think about the absolute security of that good work because of the One who will perform it.

  3. you know, you have both made me think about the fact that I am TERRIBLE for not finishing every project I start! I am so glad the Lord does! I have had to learn to stop and think carefully before taking things on. God is our example in EVERYTHING! :-)