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
We read this text in the gathering, verses 1 – 11. We imagined that God would send us this letter showing how He thinks about us. That is simply amazing!
There are no accusations or „you-have-to“, just compliments we still have to grow into.
Lovely, how the LORD sees us!
I will copy the text below the devotion for you to insert your name where (…) stands. Than you will know, how the LORD thinks about you.
HE has begun the good work of faith in you, and HE will finish it.
HE will never quit this work dissapointed, but rather bring it to the end.
HE will reach his goal with you.
You gave him your „YES“ and HE accepted you as his child, so HE will never let go of you.
No matter how angry and evil the enemy may be, HE keeps his word.
HE wrote your name in the palm of his hand, for him to always remember you.
No one can erase you from his memory.
It may be that you went astray and wanted to live without him. But HE was always with you.
It may be that you have fallen into sin and have no way out. But HE is still with you.
It may be that you had to leave everything behind, but your provider is with you. HE is there.
HE will never forget you. HE said „YES“ to you once, and he will never take it back.
HE is God and no human, today yes and tomorrow no. No, that’s not the way of God.
HE is loyal. What HE once promises, he certainly keeps.
Thank you heavenly father, You’ll never let go of me! You are always there, real close to me. Even if i’m angry at You, go my own way, don’t want anything to do with You: YOU are still there. Because You love me infinitely. You will reach your goal with me! LORD I want You, I really want You. I want to go on Your way!!
I thank my God in all my remembrance of (…) (you), always in every prayer of mine for you (all) making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure, that He who began a good work in (…) (you) will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. It is right form e to feel this way about (…) (you) all, because I hold (…) (you) in my heart, for you (all) partakers with me of grace, both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation oft he gospel. For God is my witness, how I yearn for (…) (you all) with the affection of Christ Jesus. And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that (…) (you) may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
Philippians 1, 3-11