Brothers and sisters, do you ever get really discouraged by your lack of growth in things that really matter? In your sanctification?
You look back on your life and see all the sin that the Lord saved you from and then you look in the mirror and still see more sin.
More anger, more lust, more envy, more pride.
He’s not finished with you yet.
Take your eyes off yourself. Set them squarely on the empty cross and the empty grave and rest assured, the one who called you out of darkness and into his marvelous light will finish the work that the Father has so purposed to achieve.
You can’t build this house. But Lord can. And the Lord will.
Jesus is mighty to save to the uttermost. His mercies are new every morning. Where sin abounds the grace of God in the face of Jesus Christ aboundeth all the much more.
So take heart.
If you stumble the Lord is able to make you stand and HE will finish this very good work that HE started in you.
“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 ESV