Philippians 1:6

6.  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.  (NIV)

Maybe you already realize this, but there is a change going on inside of you.  Some days, you just have to take a seat, take a breath, and wonder.  How did it happen that I became a caregiver?  For me this happened during my third caregiving role.

My husband and I were just providing his mom with a place to stay so she would no longer be alone.  Then, all of a sudden, I’m carrying around a small mountain of paperwork.  From lab orders to Patient’s Bill of Rights, I had it in my satchel.  So what was going on?  God was, and still is, working on perfecting the good work  He started in me.

He is changing you the same way.  It is the refiner’s fire and you are being heated.  God is forming you into a different image than the one you had in your own mind.  You do not become God’s beautiful work of art overnight, nor at the instant you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior.  You are beautiful in God’s eyes as His child, but He isn’t finished with you yet.

He began a good work in you.  He is faithful to complete it.  That finished image of you God has in mind is beyond compare.

Prayer time

Dearest Lord I surrender today.  Make me over, continue the good work You have started.  I can tell that You are still transforming me.  I give to You praise for working on one such as me.  To Your glory and in Your name I pray, amen.

2 thoughts on “Philippians 1:6

  1. It can be really hard to surrender your life to Christ, whether you are a caregiver or not. Though I am not a caregiver right now, I can identify with this post. My thought is, “Christ in me.” That’s all there is and it’s the best of the best! Great post Ms. Rebecca!

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