Sure

17 06 2015

Does it ever feel like you are spinning your wheels? Sometimes it feels like no matter how hard I try, I just can’t move forward. I feel stuck, or even worse, like I am losing ground. If you have ever been there with me, I want to speak this promise of God gently to your heart. “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)

I love how this verse begins – with confidence. We can be sure that this is true. Even of me. Even today. Even with my mess. God is at work in me. He began His good work in me on the day I was baptized, and He will not give up. One thing is certain. God is no quitter. He is constantly moving, shaping, pursuing, knocking, transforming, renovating, and renewing us according to His love and His good purpose. This is good news!!

The good work He is working in me is nothing less than transforming me into the image of Jesus. Some days it is hard to believe. I look in the mirror and see flaws, sins, brokenness, stubbornness, and selfishness. How can His good take shape in a heart that struggles so much? His promise, however, is sure. Completion of His work in us is the result of His power, His determination, and His faithfulness – not mine. My only responsibility is to keep surrendering, keep repenting, keep watching, and keep trusting.

My Jesus Resolution today is to have confidence in the promises of God. I may feel stuck, but God is always moving. He has His eyes on me. He knows my heart, understands my fears, and works in my days. Often, I want transformation to happen quickly, but God wants it to happen deeply. I am going to trust God’s plan for me, knowing I can be sure that He loves me and is moving me forward in the way that brings Him glory.


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17 06 2015
Martha Fassino

This is exactly what I needed to read today. Thank you for all of your thoughts, but expecially for todays. You are a blessing to all who read your Jesus Resolutions.

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