A Good Work in You

What does this verse mean to you?

“Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 1:6 NIV

What God intends to be will be. What God has promised will come true. What we started will be finished. Many times we concentrate on the timing of completion or the how we will reach the finished project, but in doing so we forget about the now. We forget about living in the present. We forget to live in the moment and live for today. Today is our gift. I have been guilty of this.

How do I work on living for today? In a fast pace world, it can be very challenging to slow down and not lose basic form or sight. I do my best to allow time for "down time". I also believe in naps, resting, and listening to your body. A healthy body means a healthy mind. Just like the pottery wheel down below spins fast, we must slow down to transition into the next shape and maintain balance.

As we live in the moments we are blessed with, let it be with a confident heart. God will guide you as you seek His perfect will and plan for you. Allow time to breathe and to restore your soul. Your quietness and confidence is your strength. 

If there is something God has given you to do - a specific assignment, a dream or a vision, put aside all the "what ifs" and "how to do" questions. He will provide the answers along the way. What's more important is to take active steps in the direction He says to go and be obedient. As we take action, our faith and confidence will begin to grow in ourselves through Christ!  

He started a good work in you from day one and it will be completed in His perfect timing. 

Isaiah 64:8 reads "But now, O Lord, You are our Father, We are the clay, and You our potter; And all of us are the work of Your hand."