GOD HAS NOT GIVEN UP WITH US!
"...because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus". Philippians 1:5-6
We are in July now! Half of the year gone that quickly. We have completed half of this year by His grace and supreme leading. His mercy is more – now stepping into the next half of our journey in 2022. July was named in honor of Julius Caesar. Quintilis, which was his birth month, was renamed July when he died. This July month always brings excitement; parents must be ready on toes to engage children in their school holidays; people plan for holidays; more gardening; enjoying sunshine and various other activities.
In all this business, let us not forget our Saviour who is walking with us. When we turn back and see the six months of His immense guidance enhances our faith in Him. This faith leads us to hope for the rest of our days. This gives us confident that He has granted not only grace to save us from our sin but also prepared to walk with us in our daily life. He who began the good work in us will help us to walk steadily along with him. His work continues until He presents us to His Father as complete and Christlike without fault and blameless. God has begun a masterpiece in our life, and He will bring it to completion too. God has not given up on us.
Believers of Christ do not mean perfect and holy people. We cannot live our lives without the influence of sin either from internally, i.e., our own flesh desires and externally from the sins of the world. In the midst of all these struggles, we have decided to follow Christ and that is what called believers in Christ. Considering the mistakes, we have done and still doing, God in His holiness and perfect being can easily give up with us. His mercy and patience still covering on us, and he is leading us faithfully.
When we are celebrating such an amazing God, let us decide to remain in Him always. He will carry us through.
rev. dr amutha devaraj