Colossians 2:15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it. (KJV)
Psalms 24:8 Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. (KJV)
Do you believe God can finish His work in you?
Have you ever been told you would not fulfill your destiny? Have you ever felt like what God has for you is too lofty? Does it seem like it will not happen or maybe you misunderstood what God said? Do you think the human part of Jesus Christ had similar thoughts a time or two? Noah, Moses, Paul, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, and many others probably did as well. They all understood their walk was by faith and not by sight. The time came when the fulfillment of God’s vision for their lives put all the naysayers, doubters and those who purposed to stand in the way of success to shame.
1 Peter 3:14-16 Even if you should suffer for doing what is right, you will receive a blessing. Don’t let them frighten you. Don’t be intimidated, but exalt Him as Lord in your heart. Always be ready to offer a defense, humbly and respectfully, when someone asks why you live in hope. Keep your conscience clear so that those who ridicule your good conduct in the Anointed and say bad things about you will be put to shame. (The Voice TVT)
Please know, God is the same yesterday, today and forevermore. What He’s promised to do with and in your life, He will do.
Philippians 1:6 And I am convinced and sure of this very thing, that He Who began a good work in you will continue until the day of Jesus Christ [right up to the time of His return], developing [that good work] and perfecting and bringing it to full completion in you. (Amplified Bible, Classic Edition AMPC)
No one can stand in the way. God is not a respecter of persons. What He’s done for others, He will do for you. Your success in this battle is not yours, it’s the Lord’s. Though these seem like a list of religious slogans or nifty clichés you have heard over and over in your life, they are still true.
1 Peter 5:10 And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace [Who imparts all blessing and favor], Who has called you to His [own] eternal glory in Christ Jesus, will Himself complete and make you what you ought to be, establish and ground you securely, and strengthen, and settle you. (Amplified Bible, Classic Edition AMPC)
Give praise, glory and honor as you pray to Elohei Ma’uzzi [ē-lō-hī my-ū-zē] (The God of My Strength). The footprints in the sand belong to Him as He fights for, with and through you.
Please agree with me as I pray:
Father, I know the enemy tosses this question in the ring and whispers it in my ear to gain ground in my life. I repent for giving it more than a second of thought. My flesh would cause me to spend more time because things may not be going the way I was expecting them to. Do I believe You can finish the work You’ve begun in me? Yes, I believe You can. You are God and You can do all things. I gave the question some weight because I thought I had to know what Your completed work looked like on me. How would I know when I got to the completion point? Would it be when I accomplished my goals? Would it be when I accomplished what others said I should do? Would it be when I accomplished what I believed You directed me to do? I know You want my life transformed into Your image. What does Your image look like on me? It is never a matter of whether You can complete the transformation work You desire to do in me. I repent for making it a matter of how and when You will complete the work. I may not get knocked to my knees and blinded like Apostle Paul. I may not have a dream like Dr. King. There may not be fiery bush in my past, my present, or my future, like Moses. I may not really be sure what Your completed work looks like for me. Heaven may be my only certainty about Your “expected end” for my life. However, there are some things I do know and I am certain of, You know what finished looks like in me; You have a plan for me; and You will keep working in me until it’s done. When You e finish, I will be perfect and entire; I will want for nothing; and You will say, “Well done”. I will not stop moving forward in You. I will continue to seek You and allow my life to unfold before my eyes. I thank You for fighting for me. Thank You for keeping me from straying from You, in search of a goal I laid out. My prayer is for You to help me accept Your path, wherever it leads, knowing that You will finish because it’s Your will…
Ask the Lord what He wants to say to you about today’s devotional and journal His response as described here.