Work in Progress
"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:" Philippians 1:6
Many of us have started things and have not finished them. We have projects at work and at home that are just lying around waiting to be completed. Some of the things we said we were going to do we have started out well, but something got in the way and did not allow us to complete them. Each New Year brings new resolutions of things we say we are going to do, and now with four months left to this year we must ask ourselves, how many of those resolutions have not even been started?
“Then Joshua said to the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you.” Joshua 3:5 (ESV)
It is so important that on a daily basis we ensure that we are following the direction that The Lord has given to us. Many times we take detours of the path that The Lord has given us and then we wonder why things are not working out the way The Lord said that they would.
Ask in Faith
“But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.” James 1:6 (ESV)
Some of us may have experienced someone needing to ask us a question, and they begin by saying that they already know that we are going to say no, but they are going to ask the question anyway. If they really thought that the answer was going to be no then they already knew that it was probably not going to work in their favor, because they approached the situation with a negative viewpoint from the start.
"Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." Matthew 26:41
Prayer is something that we can never do enough. Prayer should be an important part of each of our lives. Prayer is the thing that should get us from day to day. The song says, "whisper a prayer in the morning, whisper a prayer at noon whisper a prayer in the evening just to keep your heart in tune."