God is able to perform a wonderful transformation in us. God is the first and the last, the Alpha and Omega, and because He has always existed and will always exist, when He says as the Creator that He will finish what He has begun in us, we can trust Him to perform His divine will in us until we reflect His amazing image.
“And I am convinced and sure of this very thing, that He Who began a good work in you will continue [perform it] until the day of Jesus Christ [right up to the time of His return], developing [that good work] and perfecting and bringing it to full completion in you.” ~Philippians 1:6 AMPC
God always performs what He promises. We can trust Him because He is Faithful and True. As our Good Shepherd, He leads us ‘in green pastures, beside still waters, and in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.’’ God is faithful to “walk with us through the valley of the shadow of death, to guide and comfort us, feed us and protect us from our enemies. He blesses us with goodness, mercy and lovingkindness and we will dwell in His holy Presence forever.”1
“Faithful and absolutely trustworthy is He who is calling you [to Himself for your salvation], and He will do it [perform it; He will fulfill His call by making you holy, guarding you, watching over you, and protecting you as His own].’” ~1 Thessalonians 5:24 AMP
Because we trust in Who God is and believe He is able to perform what He has promised to do in and through us, we experience the power of delighting in Him and Him delighting in us.
“Yet, looking to the promise of God, he didn’t waver through unbelief, but grew strong through faith, giving glory to God, and being fully assured that what He had promised, He was also able to perform.” ~Romans 4:20-21 WEB
Lord, we choose to believe what You say about us.
1 Psalm 23 NASB
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Every Friday, I join an online Christian writing community, Five Minute Friday. We are given a one-word prompt and write – unscripted, unedited, pure free-write – for 5 minutes. The prompt this week is perform.