Unfinished Life: Week 2 - Day 2 - Selfless

Opening Prayer:

Jesus, bring us to a place where we can see through all the busy-ness of life and recognize your guiding hand.  Amen.

Read: Hebrews 10:23 (NIV)

“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.” 

Reflect:

Sometimes when I write I break my own rules. KISS: Keep It Simple Silly. I wandered off on tangents and rabbit trails that take me round in circles. How often do you search for answers only getting caught up in a web of more questions?  As we struggle, the web only gets tighter and our energy depleted. In the midst of challenges it is good to just stop to check our bearings. Are we still on the right path? Are we still focusing in the right direction? Is our goal still Jesus?

 

Apply:

Relinquishing control and trusting in the Lord is far from our nature. It takes practice. At first yielding doesn't always involve all our senses. It starts with a decision of the will. Then, with each step, we can grow in faith, hope, and love.  Trust in the one who is truly faithful and allow him to finish the work in us. Philippians 1:6 (NIV) states “he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”   As we progress on the journey of life, we will find that only he can complete us.

 

Closing Prayer:

Dear Lord, help us to surrender completely to your perfect will. We trust you alone to complete us and thank you for the work you do every day.  Amen.

Terry Schneider