Philippians 1:6 - Jesus Can Do It! - Will You Let Him?

Philippians 1:6 (NLT) And I am certain that 
God, who began the good work within you, will 
continue his work until it is finally finished on the 
day when Christ Jesus returns.  


   There are a couple of things I really 
like about this verse. First, it says I can be 
sure that God started a good work in me and He 
will complete it, and I don't have to strive or 
struggle in my own strength. I only have to comply, 
and He'll produce lasting change in me! That's 
good news indeed, because on my own, I've failed 
miserably to change my faults or shortcomings, no 
matter how hard I've tried and prayed. 
   I also really like that the scripture 
suggests my evolution happens over time - maybe even 
a longtime. I may want instant results, 
especially when it comes to some troublesome traits, 
but God's not rushing. His timing is different 
than mine, and He knows best. 
   While I'm busy fretting to fix myself in 
a hurry, it's the gentle Jesus in me who 
affects true change. I take great comfort in this 
verse and others (like 2 Corinthians 3:18) that 
assure me that God is changing me slowly but 
surely. Meanwhile, Jesus stands in the gap between 
who I am, and who I'll be in eternity. While He 
empowers me to change, I am unconditionally loved and 
accepted, just as I am. Isabella Yosuico 
   Faith Step: Reflect on a shortcoming that 
you can't seem to change and write a prayer to 
Jesus to help you enjoy the promise of today's 
verse. [Mornings With Jesus 2021 Devotional by 
Guideposts and Zondervan] 


Completing the Work in You
   Are you afraid of an uncertain future 
right now? Are you discouraged, feeling like you 
have failed in various areas of your life? If you 
have invited Jesus to be your Savior and Lord, 
then He is with you. And He will complete the 
work He has begun in your life. The Bible says, 
"And I am certain that God, who began the good 
work within you, will continue his work until it 
is finally finished on the day when Christ 
Jesus returns" (Philippians 1:6, NLT). 
   There are many reasons I'm glad that I am 
not God, one of them being that I'm the kind of 
person who starts projects and forgets them. I will 
be cleaning my desk and almost have it finished 
when I say, "I'll do this a little bit later. I 
want to do something else right now." 
   Aren't you glad that God isn't that way? 
He would be working with me, suddenly lose 
interest, and say, "I'm just a little tired of Greg. I 
think I'll move on to someone else. I don't feel 
like finishing Greg right now. Maybe I'll come 
back later." How terrible that would be if He 
left me hanging. 
   But He won't. God will complete the work 
He has begun in our lives. He will complete the 
work of making us more and more like Jesus. It 
isn't over, even if you have failed, even if 
you've made a mistake. You can still learn from 
that mistake and, with God's supernatural help, 
get out of the situation you're in and move on. 
Even if you're in the hospital. Even if you're in 
prison. God knows where you are at this very moment, 
and He knows what you are experiencing. He is 
saying to you, "Be of good courage" because He is 
with you. He knows there is a brighter tomorrow 
for you. [Every Day with Jesus by Greg Laurie re 
Psalm 142:3, 5] 


There are those who have known the pardoning 
love of Christ and who really desire to be 
children of God, yet they realize that their 
character is imperfect, their life faulty, and they 
are ready to doubt whether their hearts have 
been renewed by the Holy Spirit. To such I would 
say, Do not draw back in despair. We shall often 
have to bow down and weep at the feet of Jesus 
because of our shortcomings and mistakes, but we are 
not to be discouraged. Even if we are overcome 
by the enemy, we are not cast off, not forsaken 
and rejected of God. No; Christ is at the right 
hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. 
Said the beloved John, "These things write I unto 
you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have 
an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the 
righteous." 1 John 2:1. And do not forget the words of 
Christ, "The Father Himself loveth you." John 16:27. 
He desires to restore you to Himself, to see 
His own purity and holiness reflected in you. 
And if you will but yield yourself to Him, He 
that hath begun a good work in you will carry it 
forward to the day of Jesus Christ. Pray more 
fervently; believe more fully. As we come to distrust 
our own power, let us trust the power of our 
Redeemer, and we shall praise Him who is the health of 
our countenance. SC64-5 


Philippians 1:6 - Jesus Can Do It! - Will 
You Let Him? 



If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred 


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