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40 Day Spiritual Journey – March 1
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Day 3

Thursday, March 1

Scripture for the Day: Romans 8

Philippians 1:6, “Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it onto completion until the day of Christ Jesus. “ (NIV) This verse from Paul to the Philippians is one of encouragement.  God is in the process of developing us into completion.  So often, we think we need to have our spiritual life completed, but in essence, it is a growth process.  Paul is confident (assured or certain) that this process will happen.  It is all because of Easter.

God began the good work in us at the cross as found in his letter to the Colossians.  “You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive with Christ, for he forgave all our sins. He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross.” (Colossians 2:13-14, NLT) He forgave us our sins and nailed them to the cross.  The work has begun and is continuing in us daily.  Do our lives reflect the victory at the cross?  Are we alive in Christ?  Are we allowing him to complete the work in us on a daily basis?  God desires to carry on the good work.  By not allowing him daily victory in our lives, we ignore his work on the cross.  Let him continue the work he has begun in you.

Dr. Debbie Moore, Director of Residence and Community Life

Prayer:

Lord, I do not want to make a mockery of your work on the cross.  I want to ask you to continue to do the work you long to do in my life.  Carry me to completion! Amen