From its first sentence, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth,” to its last, “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen,” the Bible is a record of God working out His eternal purpose in the earth, which includes His incomprehensible works on our behalf.
Psalms 103 and 107 are two passages of Scripture in which many of His works are listed. In both, the psalmist encourages praise and thanksgiving to God for His goodness, as demonstrated by His works. But as encouraging and uplifting as those verses are, what I find myself focusing on at this time are Philippians 2:13 and 1:6.
Philippians 2:13 states a mind blowing truth, God is at work in us, giving us both the desire and the ability to do what pleases Him. How amazing is this especially when we consider how many times the last thing we want to do, is what pleases Him. How amazing it is that He gives us both the desire and the ability to do what pleases Him. It is possible to please Him.
The second verse holds an amazing promise – not only does He do what He does in Philippians 213, He finishes what He starts. Two wonderful reasons to give Him praise today and always. We will not be unfinished projects. He will complete what He starts in us. Yes! Yes! Yes!
This post is number 13 in the series “Reasons to Praise.” Joining Kate Motaung for 31 days of Five Minute Free Writes.