Philippians 1:6 - Jesus is Faithful, Loyal and Trustworthy! - Devotion

The following commentary/testimony was submitted by Rita Marie
in response to the Phil.1:6 devotional on Jesus' faithfulness,
loyalty and trustworthiness.  I'm believe it will be a blessing to many
of you.

Phil 1:6 (KJV)  Being confident of this very thing, that he
which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of
Jesus Christ:

It becomes ever more amazing to me as time passes, the
'abundance of life' we have in the Lord.  There are many statements that
were made in this lesson regarding mans' search, his eternal quest
for 'true' peace, happiness, and fulfillment.  And yet in each of
the areas that were mentioned, and in others, the quest is defeated
before it's begun - and mankind remains blind to the futility of his
'own' efforts, seeking yet another 'enlightened' path.
In all the world, the deepest joy, the most serene peace, the
most blissful comfort, and the greatest love I have ever found, rests
simply in the pleasure of 'knowing' God and our Lord and Savior, Jesus
Christ. For the world, my peace of mind,  my 'worrilessness', my
unbridled hope, are beyond their comprehension, and perhaps, abit foolish
and 'unrealistic'.  Where are 'my' plans for success - and I say "in
Him!" Well, how do you hope to achieve this?  And I say, "Through
Him!" Well, how can you follow a plan that you cannot see?  And I say,
"I follow Him!"   What if it fails?  And I say, "He would never
fail me!" How can you be so certain?  And I tell them, "Because I
know my God and He is ever faithful.  I can rely on Him because He
has never and will never let me down!"   But in this world,  the
absolute certainty that comes from those whose faith is rock solid in our
Heavenly Father and our Lord and Savior, leaves people temporarily
stunned.  Their minds whirl through all the craziness that forms their
lives, and they cannot begin to imagine how anyone, even a Christian,
could possibly 'mean' what they believe they just heard.   And in
time,  inevitably they will ask again, "Where in all this madness do
you find this peace that rules your life?"   And I smile and tell
them, "His name is Jesus and he saved my life.  Would you like to meet
I remember well the days I lived in the world, and I know the
pain and distress and hopelessness that people feel.  And every day,
I have to thank our Heavenly Father for saying, "Yes, I'd like to
work with her - she has potential!"   And every day I am humbled by
His generosity for overlooking the person I am as I walk with Him to
become the person He intended me to be.  It is probably the most
wonderful walk I will ever take, on this late, great planet earth, but it
is one for which I will forever be grateful, that He held out His
hand and whispered my name, and held me gently when I cried because I
was afraid.  I couldn't trust anyone then.  He knew that.  I trust
Him completely now - with my life.
Rita Marie

Take Care and God Bless
"If I cannot show love, what gospel am I living?"