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Daily Reading: Isaiah 57:15-59:21 ESV, Philippians 1:1-26 ESVPsalm 71:1-24 ESV, Proverbs 24:9-10 ESV

Daily Verse: “And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 1:6 ESV)

EPITELEO (2005): “Intensive, is a strengthened form in the sense of “accomplishing.” The fuller meaning is “to accomplish perfectly”; “perfect” in Phil. 1:6.”[1]

Accomplish perfectly.

God will accomplish perfectly everything He wants to do in your life. Whatever your purpose on earth, God’s perfect plan continues to unfold as you submit and follow Him.

Beginning our second decade of marriage, I told Ron, “Let’s set goals for the next ten years.”

“Fine, but you know nothing ever works out how you plan it.”

Ron’s right, nothing does come to fruition like we think it will, but life happens exactly the way God wants.  Setting goals gives us direction, but God determines our steps.

Walk confidently.

Set goals and walk confidently, knowing God won’t let you go anywhere He doesn’t want you to go.  When your plans go crazy, give a nod to the heavens and thank God for His redirection.

Considering moving, we’ve begun looking at houses.  Ron found one I liked; as we drove to look at it, my emotions began to take control of me.  As I felt them rising, I focused on one thought, “God will lead us where He wants us to go.  Maybe it’s this house; maybe it’s not; God has a plan.”

Focusing on God helped me keep my emotions in check.  And when the house didn’t meet our expectations, I accepted it as God’s will, knowing He has the perfect plan for us.

Let God’s plan unfold in your life.  Spend time asking the Lord for direction in all areas of your life.  Put into practice the practical applications found in scripture, loving God and others to the best of your ability. 

As you pursue life with Christ, God will accomplish perfectly His purpose.

[1] Strong, J., & Strong, J. (2010). The New Strong’s expanded exhaustive concordance of the Bible. Greek Dictionary of the New Testament (p. 100) Thomas Nelson

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