Today we begin our journey of 40 days in the Word together. Each day I will take the verse shared in our books and highlight the things that spoke to me as I meditated and fed on this verse.
Please add your thoughts each day as we go through this together. As we dig in I am confident that each member of the body has something that can bring life to another.
For anyone who does not have the book I will post the scripture for the day and you can read it and add your thoughts. The desire here is that we would read each word and meditate on these words allowing the Lord to speak truth to our hearts as we wait upon him and listen.
Let’s do this 🙂
“Being confident of this , that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion, until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6 NIV
As I read this verse over I began to ponder on what does it mean to be confident? Some of the words that came to my mind were; to be bold, convinced, courageous, fearless, and sure.
But what am I to be bold and convinced of?
Our Great God is the one who sought us out.
He began the work – it means he established it, he initiated it, he introduced it, he created the work.
What did he begin? A good work.
Good implies authentic, favourable, and competent.
Work – undertaking.
So what he started was an authentic undertaking.
Then he promises to carry it, meaning I don’t carry it. He does. He carries meaning He moves it, bears it, he shoulders it.
For how long? To completion.
Completion is the conclusion of something, its finalization, until the curtain closes.
Until the Day of Christ Jesus. Until His moment.
In summary what I personally received from this verse, I can be bold in this, that my incredible God initiated his work in my life. He will take that authentic undertaking and shoulder it until the curtain closes.
Lots to chew on. Looking forward to your thoughts and discussions on how we can apply this Word to our lives.