Friday, June 15, 2007

He'll put His hands to me again.

I don't have much to say on this subject, simply because I don't know how to describe it. So hopefully this will be short.

If you see God in it, at all, He'll finish it.

That's the thought that occurred to me last night on my way home.

It began with the story of the blind man that was brought to Jesus. Jesus walked him away from the city, spit on the mans eyes, put His hands on him, then asked if he saw anything.
The man did see some things, but it wasn't very clear.
So Christ did what Christ does. He finished the work.

He doesn't do things partially. Nothing half-way done.

I need to come to expect that in my life and take confidence from it. If my loving Saviour puts His hands to something in my life, and I rise up to only a partial change, I only need to wait. He'll put His hands to me again.

I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart; for whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God's grace with me. God can testify how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.
And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.

We have a tendancy to skip/skim when we see scriptures posted, because we have a general idea what they say. Don't do that.


SLW said...

"He doesn't do things partially. Nothing half-way done.
... He'll put His hands to me again."

An excellent application. Thanks!

flyawaynet said...

I'm glad if you got something from it. It meant a lot for me yesterday. It was a mixture of that bible story, the verse that he'll perfect the work he's begun in us, and that old song that says "He'll do it again".

Sometimes I just get discouraged and need to know He'll always take a moment and take look at what He's done, and every time necessary put His hands to me, to complete the work.

Anonymous said...

Praise God...
that was a real uplift!

flyawaynet said...

I'm glad you got something from it Nancy! Thanks for your words!