Lutz Campus

18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd.
Lutz, FL 33548

Idlewild at The Springs

8209 N 19th St
Tampa, FL 33604

Iglesia Bautista Idlewild

Main Campus, Student Building, Hall 2
 

He’s NOT Finished With Us

He’s NOT Finished With Us

(Philippians 1:6 & Romans 8:28-29)

I love it when I overhear or witness my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ encouraging one another. Paul teaches us in the first chapter of Philippians the importance of keeping each other lifted in prayer and how we are to have compassion for one another. Paul also takes it a step further and teaches us what edification looks like.

Let’s take a look at Philippians 1:6 (CSB); “I am sure of this, that he who started a good work in you will carry it out to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Imagine if you were a believer in Philippi who just needed a word of encouragement because in your walk you have made a few mistakes. This is a transforming statement. In that one statement, I imagine the people of Philippi adjusting their focus from themselves to Him! What God started in me, in you….He’s going to complete it!!

Shift your focus to Jesus. See His servanthood. See His selflessness. See His love for His bride. No matter where you have stumbled or fallen in this walk, always remember your Heavenly Father has a “Master Plan.” And just in case we have a “doubting Thomas out there…we can be reassured in this because Romans 8:28-29 (ESV) breaks it down in laymen terms …… v.28-29; “And we know that for those who love God all things works together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.”
Therefore, be encouraged my brothers and sisters. He’s NOT finished with you yet!

Be Blessed,
MiMi