Thursday, April 21, 2011

It is Finished!!!

"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)

It's interesting that the last thing Jesus said on the cross was "it is finished." It certainly looked like the end. It looked like it was over. But I believe that wasn't just a statement of fact; it was a statement of faith. He was saying to His Father, "I've done My part. I've fulfilled My destiny. Now I have total trust and confidence in You that You are going to finish what You started." Even though it looked like the end, in reality, it was only the beginning.

When it looks dark in your own life and things aren't going your way, dare to make that declaration of faith just like Jesus. "It is finished." What you're really saying is, "God, I know You are going to turn this situation around. I know You are going to heal my body. I know You are going to restore my family. I know You are going to give me the breaks that I need." Don't go around complaining. Speak victory over your circumstances. Trust that He is faithful and that He will complete what He's started in you!
The words sound good but how can they practically make anything different? Life is full of opportunities, and we often make choices based on perception of our limitations. We fail to see that the possibilities are limitless in God because of his creative power to make a way for us to move forward toward our destiny! A person connected and committed to Christ has the power to live a life that is authentic and not cosmetic!

Why is it that our faith often inhibits us from developing our creative potential? How could your God-given gifts, birthed by God, fueled by a heart for God then rob God of His glory? You and I are at our best when we are not in competition with God but rather in concert with Him!

Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things which have not been done, saying, 'My purpose will be established, and I will accomplish all My good pleasure'… Truly I have spoken; truly I will bring it to pass. I have planned it, surely I will do it. Isaiah 46:10-11

Please let us consider together the fact that God never abandons His creation but builds the road for us with steps designed for us! God has designed a role for you and I in creating the future. Every day, whether we recognize it or not, we are affecting the future. Every choice makes momentum long past the action. Good choices create a better world and a better future.

History does not happen to us it happens through us!

Joel and Terri

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