May 29, 2019

God's Work is Guaranteed to Be Done in You

God’s work in a person’s life is guaranteed to become what He has fully planned, from beginning to end. Not what I want my life to be, but what He wants it to become, and ultimately, we are to become more like Christ, aren’t we? We are to obey God just as Jesus did. Are we?

God has not and will not stop working in my life, or yours, to see that we are conformed into the image of Christ, not by force, but by love.
We must remember the assurance that is given to us because of Christ’s finished work on the cross that God’s redeeming and renewing work is never finished in us, until we reach that final day. Our sin debt was paid, once, for all, and I/you stand positionally before God as made perfectly righteous in Christ. However, that work of grace, forgiveness and reconciliation that God has done for you and I must cause us to want to become more like Jesus. The spiritual change is immediate, but the outward expressions of regeneration changes slowly over time.
As long as we live in this mortal body we will always be tempted by sin and tempted to fail God. Sometimes we do. Sometimes I do. But the more that we are drawn closer to God, through His Word, through fellowship and worship with other believers, through serving others, our lives will be changed to become more like Christ, and this only occurs by yielding ourselves to God’s pruning in our lives. Will you let Him do that for you?
So the phrase that we often hear, “God’s not done with me yet,” is true. Even through the good times, the bad times, every difficulty, every blessing, every unexpected trouble, or every unexpected experience of joy. It all has a purpose that God has had planned before time.
We may not recognize it as God’s good work being done in us, but it is and it serves a purpose, even the bad things that happen. Are you seeking to know from God what that is, what purpose is my/your current experience of life serving the purpose of God?
God’s not done with you yet. Not yet. God’s work is guaranteed to be accomplished in you and in me.

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

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