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Confident of this very thing

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“For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus” (Philippians 1:6). That's what Paul was saying to the church and to the people of Philippi and as far as I'm concerned, he's still talking to us today. It is written that we, the righteous, shall live by faith, right? That's Habakkuk 2:4. Then, the work the Lord began in us -- by His grace -- should give us the confidence to continuously live for Him. And when we do that, then everything will line up for us. Am I saying everything will be perfect and flawless? No, I'm saying that God will ensure His will, will be done on earth as it is in heaven for us. Isn't that awesome? Yes, He will do what He said what He said He would in your life and in my life. You have to be confident of that very thing -- that He began a good work in you and He's going to finish it. 

Paul was encouraging and praying for the people, because He knew the power of the Lord; he had a relationship with Him. So, yes he was confident and convinced of who God was (and who He is). And he was so thankful, that he wanted everybody to know it for themselves. Are you as confident as Paul was? Are you as convinced that God will do what He said He would do in your life? Are you continuously praying and working on your relationship with Him? Let me tell you, there's absolute power in that. We need not minimize it. Our salvation by God's grace is the reason to keep going. It allows us to pursue love, discernment (deep insight), and the glory of the Lord. We have reason to get up, to rise up, and to be more confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.” God will finish what He started, because He's that awesome. Thank you Lord.
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