The Thought for the Week this week is by Mandy Stinglehammer

by Susie Jean Sharkey


 

“And 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)

Does your sense of deserving God’s favour or forgiveness depend on whether you feel you’ve had a good day or a day when you feel a failure?

Well, this is not how God sees you.  Your worth before Him depends on the eternal effectiveness of the blood of Christ, and that blood will never lose its power.

There is a difference between deliberate sin, and falling because of a flaw in our nature.  

The one is a conscious taking a step in the wrong direction, a rebellion against what we know to be right.  

The other is a tripping over a fault in our nature which is peculiar to us.  When we fall in this way, we immediately get up, repent and ask forgiveness.  

He knows our fallen natures are run through with faults. Yet He has chosen us, so we cannot question His choice.  

Despite all we see wrong in ourselves, we trust His resurrection power to remake us in His image.

He has chosen you, “And 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)