Monday, September 26, 2011

Complete

"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." Philippians 1:6

So, He started a good work in you but do you feel like a failure? Do you feel like you allowed that great beginning of a new habit or attitude or change to fade away and you're right back at "square one"? I've been there a hundred times. But, as every promise in His Word, He will complete it in us. Tell the Lord "I can't do it, but You can and I believe You will complete it in me." Allow the Holy Spirit to do the work. How often do we claim this Scripture and then strive in our own efforts to do the work? This doesn't mean we should be lazy, it just means we realize how much power we can sanction the One who strengthens us. Will we ever be perfect? Not until the "day of Jesus Christ'", but we can grow in Him until then. Trust again today and lay your need of His change at His feet once more. Let go of your own independent efforts. Now, thank Him that it's complete!

Gratitude:

999. how counting gratitude has spread to friends, family, and a myriad of people who are being changed simply by being grateful for the countless blessings they're receiving minute by minute

*1000. that His work is complete in me!  

7 comments:

M.Christine Duncan said...

Perfect reminder for me as I start my week Heather. And it can be so easy to fall prey to that thinking, and so hard to admit to the Father that we need his might and grace yet again... even when we know He's eager to extend it to us before we even approach him. Why is that?
Great post m'dear.

jeana said...

You know I've been there a 100 times as well! That is one of my favorite verses. Love that He is in every aspect of our lives!
Have a blessed week Heather!

Amy Bowman said...

oh how I have held onto that verse this week, then to find your words about it here today...made me smile. It's like God saying..I know you get it but lets go over it one more time, do you REALLY get it. Believe, child."
Thank you..visiting from Ann's.

ohsoblessed said...

Stopping by from Ann's...
What a wonderful reminder today! Thank you! How wonderful that your thousandth gift is such a life-changing one!

Josh and Kelly said...

isn't it amazing how just one grateful person can multiply? Isn't it so much better to spill gratitude, instead of negativity? And it isn't so much more work, and it's so life-giving. Thanks for sharing- and congrats on reaching 1000! Keep at it! blessings from Uganda!

jeana said...

Oh Heather! Thank you for your comment on my blog. I could hardly make it through the comments without tears. I so appreciate your friendship and support. You have shared my ups and downs. It is SO wonderful to call you my friend!

Love,
jeana

Camille said...

Yes, indeed...what a *perfect* #1000 my friend!! How Wonderful HE is!!!!

Love,
Camille