26 Mar He Completes Us – 3/27/21
James 1:18 – “Of his own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.“
In this passage we are reminded that it is by not our own doing, but through God fulfilling His will that we have salvation through Jesus Christ. We no longer have to offer up sacrifices to experience the Lord’s presence, but we can carry it wherever we are. The Lord reveals his goodness to us through the Spirit, that He has left with us and His word. We have unceasing access to God, and we can confidently enter His presence to experience more and more of Him! It is so crazy that we get to know God, and be known by Him, because of the love He has for us. But not only are we known by Him, but He works in us so that He can work through us to minister to other people. Philippians 1:6 says, “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.” Not only does He complete His work in us, but He completes us so that we lack nothing. Let us enter into His Word daily, seeking Jesus: who gives us all spiritual wisdom and understanding so that we may be used as vessels to glorify Him.
Lord, I pray that we would remember the work that you have done on the cross for us. I pray that we would enter into your presence confidently, knowing that you will meet us there and do a work in us and bring it to completion. I pray that we would seek you every day and ask for wisdom to navigate the life you have given us, so that we would be led by the Spirit and not by our flesh. I pray this all in your name, Amen.