Unspeakable Joy Devotional

2nd July


God is not done with you yet. Philippians 1:6 “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.”

I’m not finished, he’s still making me! I’m still being molded and shaped and conformed to Jesus’ likeness. Romans 8:29 “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.”

And here’s more good news-so are you. God’s not done with us, we are still being drawn and invited into relationship with Him. Jesus served us first, and from that place of being served by Him, we can serve Him and His church. When our hearts are focused on Jesus we see his servanthood and selflessness, we see His love for the church, Ephesians 5:25 “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it.”, we see the image to which we’re being conformed.

This changes us because we join Jesus in His mission and work on the earth. This the context in which this molding, shaping and transforming takes place. No matter where we’ve fallen or cracked, our Maker has a grand design and intention for us that is not yet complete. Rest in hope and turn you focus upward and outward.

Let the Father change your narrow scope from simply today, to that of eternity.

Our struggles are not meant to be fought alone. No matter what you’re going through, a breakup, depression, abuse, or just anything as simple as a bad day, God is giving you a chance to run to Him. He gives you a chance to see exactly who He is and what He is capable of, but you just have to turn to Him first.

Do you let past failures dictate your standing before God? If so, stop! Rejoice today that we are being made more like Jesus as we accept God’s invitation to join Him in His work. He isn’t done with us yet.


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