John 4:34, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish His work”

 How many things have you started that you have not finished? Every day, we start new projects, we give birth to new ideas but how many of them do we actually finish?

 In life today, the problem we are facing is that we are doing now what we ought to have done earlier. The lessons we failed to learn when we were yet small, we have to learn now. We don’t finish what we started. That is why we have carryover. What you should have finished yesterday, you are doing today, what you should have finished in the morning, you have to do in the afternoon. Life is too short to spend time on things that have no lasting value or significance. There is an assignment for every moment. As Christians, we are in a race. Apostle Paul encourages us in 1 Corinthians 9:24 to run in such a way as to get the prize because the owner of the race is not the beginner, but the finisher. Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.

 Jesus Christ was a finisher. When Jesus said on the cross, “It is finished!” (John 19:30), with these words, the bridge that linked man to God was complete. This is the great Gospel benefit – God took away our sin and purchased for us total pardon. That was His mission. Jesus started his ministry when HE was 30 years old and his ministry lasted for 3 and a half years, during which HE performed so many miracles and touched so many lives, He changed the entire history of the world.  

 God always asks us to do what we cannot do ourselves so that He can teach us how to do them. This means you cannot be a finisher who makes the difference without God. When we rely on our strength instead of involving God, we cannot make a difference and achieve uncommon goals. Many have done much by outward restraints but lacked the character of God in their resolution. If you continued your Christian life the way you began it, what a blessed life that would be! The sky would have been your limit. You need God to put in you the will and desire to complete what you have started. You may have good intentions, but Apostle Paul admonishes us, “Now finish the work, so that your eager willingness to do it may be matched by your completion of it, according to your means” 2 Cor 8:11

 Look how far you have come! You cannot afford to give up! Ask God to give you the spirit of a finisher. Ask Jesus to put in you the desire and will to complete what you have started today in Jesus’ name.

 

 

THE SACRIFICE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

“There is no time to do what is right. We must set our heart to obey the Word of God, all the time. God’s kind of lifestyle calls us to do what is right in the sight of God at all times, even though it is contrary to what we naturally want to do. Choosing to do what is right is a great test to the flesh.

What is the sacrifice of righteousness? Choosing to do God’s will rather than our own. When our flesh says hate, God says love. It takes sacrificial love to love your enemy and to pray for them. These are the weapons of righteousness. This is the sacrifice that Jesus looks at and rewards. Even though that might not be a grand, or outward sacrifice, it is what Jesus values.”

LIFE ANEW

“When we talk of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, we are talking of the rare opportunity He has given to all believers to experience a new beginning – a situation in which every dead area of our lives receives life anew.

We are dead to our past and alive to our future. Sin’s power over us is broken and we now put on Christ’s new life: we live in Him, move in Him and have our being in Him. Herein lies the significance of resurrection.”

THE LORD HAS CHASED YOUR ENEMY

“How many of us like the people within the dying city, struck by famine, give in to fear, desperation and refuse to venture outside when God has chased our enemy away? Fear can cripple and torment us, and rob us of life’s opportunities. How many minutes, hours, days, weeks, months and even years have been wasted due to fear.”