GRACE FOR FINISHING WELL

Philippians 1: 6
The Word: Philippians 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:

Dig Deeper:
Hebrews 12: 1 -2  
(KJV)

Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Think about it

GRACE FOR FINISHING WELL

It is a good thing to finish whatever you start. It’s not good for a project to be abandoned midway. We call God the Alpha and Omega – The A and the Z, The beginning and the ending. This is because he is the one that holds the power of a new start or beginning. He also holds the power to end what has been started. It is not sufficient to pray for new breakthroughs alone, we must receive power to finish what has been started. It’s also not good enough to just finish (limp over the finishing line) but we must finish well (with a flourish). God wants you to finish well whatever you have started.

In our text today, Paul says: He is confident (assured, positive, optimistic) that He who started the good work in our lives (the Alpha), will perform it (Omega it) until the day of Jesus. So until either Jesus comes back for the saints or you die and go on to be with the Lord, you are not meant to leave any God ordained project unfinished. The grace of the Alpha and Omega on your life means that you not only finish what you start. It also means you finish it very well.

DAY 18: GRACE FOR FINISHING WELL – 2 Chronicles 26:16-23
LET US PRAY
•    Thank God for another opportunity to pray
•    Father please help me finish every (God given) but abandoned project in my life
•    O Lord please help me finish my race in you well
•    Father please let me not be tired of doing good. Strengthen me Lord
•    Father please don’t let me get to the point where my heart will be lifted up to my destruction like Uzziah.
•    Lord uphold my hands please don’t let me fall spiritually 
•    Lord please let me not be abandoned by you
•    Lord please let me finish well as a son/daughter, Father/mother, husband/wife, Ministry/Career and in all other areas of my life

The book recommended for prayer and fasting – Marilyn Hickey (is very, very good. You can see synopsis / pages on Amazon. Not expensive. Brief and direct and gives you biblical reasons to fast and pray, the benefits, the health implications, different kinds of fasting and how you can develop a consistent fasting life. Hugely recommended for everyone)

Prayer focus:  I receive over all grace to finish well IJN

On Prayer: The power of prayer and fasting – 21 days that can change your life – Marilyn Hickey
Masterlife Workbook: The Church is embarking on weeks of discipleship workbook study starting with the Masterlife: Disciple’s cross.

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