Good morning girls summer reading plan for moms, {pt 2}

Today I'm sharing my devotional with you from The Good Morning Girls Summer Reading Plan For Moms. This is a bit intimidating I will admit.  For one, I'm no Bible scholar.  Secondly, for many years I thought this particular passage to mean one thing, and I saw it in a totally different light today.  I did still see what I thought it to mean prior to my reading today.

But my reading today shedded new light.

Just to let you know, The Good Morning Girls are going through, 'The Ministry of Motherhood' book.  I'm not participating in those reads only because I found out about the book club too late.  I thought, however, that the Bible reading—in particular, me sharing it with you would be fun.

For those of you just tuning in.  This reading plan is using the S.O.A.P. method.

The Scripture verse:

"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." Phil. 1:6

My two observations:

1.  From the first day that I {or Christians} accepted God, He began a "good" work in my life.
2.  God will not complete His "good" work in me until the day I die.

This is going beyond what was asked, but this is what I wanted to share with you all.

For the first time I saw that Paul was talking to the saints in Philippi.  Now I knew this already, but it never dawned on me—though I've heard it preached that he was telling them that because of their participation in the gospel from "the first day until now" ... he was confident that the good work God had started in them {by evidence of what they had done for him} He {God} would complete—perfect it until the day they were called home.

Likewise, when you and I follow suit helping a fellow believer in need, we becoming vulnerable through humility, and becoming unified with our brothers in our work, "the good work" will have God complete the "good work" in us—that which He has started.  He will perfect His work in us until the day of our death.

My two applications:
1.  Be a partaker of the Good News, not just a by-standard. 
2.  Show other's grace and be willing to extend myself lovingly to someone in need.

My prayer:
Lord you began a good work in each of your children.  A good work that you will continue throughout our lives.  

Through Your Holy Spirit who lives in me, enable me to live more like you daily.


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