If you have visited here before, you can probably see that I have changed the name of the blog again. I started blogging at 4URuthie to tell the story of our journey to adopt our 1st daughter. I changed it to Mountains for Maggie when we were praying for God to move mountains on behalf of our 2nd daughter. Well now it is no longer just Ruthie’s or Maggie’s stories. It is now our family's story, and the stories of those we share life with, as we Conquer Mountains together. Both ConqueringMountains.net and 4URuthie.blogspot will lead here.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
The verse that stood out to me this week is one that has taken on new meaning for me lately and has been a source of peace.
Phillipians 1:6 says "being confident in this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus"
I find this encouraging for 2 main reasons:
1. It reminds me that HE is the one to begin the good work. It is not up to me to convince everyone to follow Jesus. He begins the good work and my job is just to obey and follow His leadership.
2. He will be faithful to complete it. When I see God moving in my family or a friend, I don't have to worry about bringing that to completion. Just as He was the one to begin it, He will also be the one to see it to completion. I can rest in the knowledge that if I have seen him move in that person's life, I can trust that there will be a day when that will come to fruition!
Isn't that good news?!? I am thankful today that God loves me enough to let me see him move and walk this path with Him.
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