Word for 2018

Over the past few months, I feel as though God has been saying something specifically for the coming year. It’s a relatively rare occurrence for me to be so confident of a word, especially one that’s a single verse, but I feel confident in this one, because I think it applies to us all and wanted to share it in case it resonates with anyone else today.

Philippians 1:6

“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.”

God is not done with us yet.

We won’t see the completion of His work until heaven; but God doesn’t stop working in us and through us.

Sometimes I have a tendency to think that having had counselling and taking my medication and trying to exercise and rest regularly that I am somehow owed good health – it’s the payoff right?

But grace doesn’t work like that.

Grace isn’t dependant on the work we put in – it’s the dependant on the unchanging character of God.

And grace, as the great hymn proclaims, will lead us home.

So this year, I’m encouraged that God won’t be giving up on us, and that encourages me to never give up on Him.

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