Wednesday, March 3, 2010

4 Quick Lessons from 2 Short Verses...

Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons...(I am)confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:- Philippians 1:1, 6b (KJV)
Lesson #1:
Ordinary believers are "the Saints" not just the Bishops and Deacons. If you have thrown your lot in with Christ and his Church you qualify no matter how imperfect you are; if you haven't you don't qualify no matter who good you are. It's just one of those things; Jesus is the dividing line not our personal competence.

Lesson #2:
Life is not an aimless string of days, weeks, and years; there is a "Day" coming when a real change happens; its called "the Day of Jesus Christ".
My dad once described me as a "Professional Student". It seemed so far off but, still, I believed in a graduation. I couldn't say for sure when or how but I held on to that belief and took each day as it came, not giving up hope or effort. One day it actually happened, I am living proof!
Lesson #3:
God is doing a "Good" work in you; choose to have a little faith in that and try to cooperate, will you? One shouldn't judge an artist's work by looking at his initial sketches, nor should we conclude God is not very good at what he does when he has only just begun.

Lesson #4:
God has NOT put you down and moved on to someone easier to work with no matter what you may be feeling at the moment. Has the "Day of Jesus Christ" happened? ("No" is the correct answer) Well then, I guess He's still at it!

- Fritz

1 comment:

  1. Good words and encouragement. I like these. Fritz, you have always had great insights on your meditations.