Thursday – When We Want to be Finished
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.
– Philippians 1:6
We have all had the moments where we want to hibernate, to keep to ourselves, to only worry about our own problems, and to focus on only those things that matter to us right in that moment. We’re human, we get tired, we get pushed to the end of our limits, and we want to be finished. God is clear that in these moments we can’t give up, we can’t grow weary of doing the good that He calls us to do.
These are the times that we rely on the cross and the work of Christ in our lives. We remind ourselves of how He lived selflessly for others and how He desires to work through us to reach into the lives of others.
Galatians 6 reminds the church that we aren’t to rely on our flesh. When we rely on ourselves, our own strengths, our own works, we can easily grow weary and tired. Relying upon the work of Christ, the Holy Spirit and what He’s doing through us, gives us the strength to carry on continuing the work that He started in our lives.
Read: Galatians 6
Prayer: God, as we get close to closing out another week, give us the strength to continue the good works, which You began in us. Help us to recognize Your work around us so that we might be encouraged by it. Strengthen us as You use us to encourage and serve others.
We have also provided a weekly devotion intended for families. (Written by Lisa McCrary) Click here to access it! Family Devotional Week 6
If you missed Week 5’s devotional video, click here.
For a printable version of this week’s devotionals, click here. Seven – Week 6 – Cory