“…he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 1:6)
Lord, may we hold onto hope. Sometimes it feels our ‘work-in-progress’ lives are works in regression. Sometimes we wonder if our trials and sins will overwhelm us, and we’ll go backwards again. Sometimes we fear that instead of building character, our experiences will turn us bitter and despondent. Lord, may I shake the cobwebs off my faith and claim it again. May I keep moving forward, into the promises you have for me. You have said you will carry the good work you are doing in my life through to completion. You’ve shown me that you are above and beyond my human attempts to make things better. You are daily shaping my character as I put my trust in you for everything. The life of Jesus was one of suffering, but also triumph. May I walk with you through every season, knowing something greater than what I see is being wrought from my life. There is nothing ordinary about a life lived with you, and you will bring all things to their magnificent conclusion in your perfect time and perfect way. I’m sorry for the times I’ve walked away from you. I choose today to trust you again – with everything.
In Jesus’ name,
“the cobwebs of my faith” very well put. Amen and Amen.
Thanks Timothy! God bless you today.
You truly hit the “nail on the head” this time, great job! I may use part of this in my sermon this morning if you don’t mind?
Thank you! Of course! (though your sermon has probably been delivered already)… Thanks for stopping by and being an encouragement.
It was this past Sunday, but I didn’t think that you would mind. I am just glad that there are others out here on the Internet who are trying to get the message out that God loves everyone if they will only see it. Thanks again and keep checking up on my blog as well.
Not at all – glad it was of use. We are all in this together. Off to visit your site now…
“There is nothing ordinary about a life lived with you, and you will bring all things to their magnificent conclusion in your perfect time and perfect way.” Wow, so true and wonderfully put…. I live by this and through this… Thank you so much, reads much like my Sunday mass prayer where I place myself, my children and my husband in his hands… AMEN, Alexandra
Thanks so much. That’s awesome that you pray like that every Sunday for your family. Praying you will receive many more blessings and know wonderful adventures within the extraordinary life he has given you.
Keeping my family safe, healthy, TOGETHER, has been my most important and demanding God given task in life and without him for me to surrender to in those moments of absolute ignorance and fleating strength I would not have them as I do… so I can only give thanks and place our lives in his hands… I read your posts like a prayer, you have a beautiful voice
Amen… what an inspiration to hear your story. Thanks so much…
Another post I can relate to. I often feel like there is no progress, things are just stagnant. I get impatient because I don’t feel or see where my path is. I need to be still and trust that I am where He needs me to be and accept that I may never know the scope of His plans for me.
Absolutely – it’s hard isn’t it. We can’t see round the next corner so we fret and strive and speculate. But sometimes God simply asks us to remember the art of waiting, sitting, and receiving what he has for us right now…
Sounds like it’s tough right now 😦 Let heaven speak to you …
Thank you so much – your post speaks so powerfully to me. I feel such peace and comfort in the words, and await God for his ‘manna from heaven’ 🙂
Shake off the cobwebs and keep moving forward, good word for me today. Thanks! Blessings to you.
I’m glad Patti! Praying we’d keep putting one foot in front of the other as we seek His face and guidance in all things. Thanks again for stopping by to bless me 🙂
good job… I like when you say “Sometimes it feels our ‘work-in-progress’ lives are works in regression. How so true sometimes
Thanks Joe! I think for all of us it can feel like ‘two steps forward, three steps back’ sometimes. But thankfully our great God is working powerfully behind the scenes, for the good of those who love Him. Thanks for stopping by!
One of my favorite verses. He never leaves anything incomplete. Because it IS a God thing. Sandy
Amen Sandy! Our lives are completely and utterly His, and His work in us is well beyond our natural human effort. Thanks for stopping by!
That was very honest and encouraging. I do not always get time to read or comment on all the blogs I follow, but I think yours is great, very uplifting. If you accept blog awards, please accept the Versatile Blogger award. Just copy the logo from my site (http://deborahonline.net) and follow the instructions. God bless you.
Thank you Deborah – much appreciated! And what an honour – thanks so much!
That’s all we can ask, “You are daily shaping my character as I put my trust in you for everything.” Thank you for sharing.
It’s all about surrender isn’t it… Thanks for dropping by Tahlitha, and God bless you as you put your hand in His today.
Such a great prayer, thanks for sharing it with us. I need to say the same prayer.
Thanks Brian. God bless you as you walk with Him.