Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ. (Phil 1:6)
The church at Philippi was a consistent encouragement and blessing to Paul. He rejoiced every time he remembered the Philippian believers because of their participation in the gospel. He had confidence that God would complete the good work in them.
“For if there is first a willing mind, it is accepted according to what one has, and not according to what he does not have.” (2 Cor 8:12)
God bestows spiritual gifts and equips us for services. The list of services which we may apply our gifts include speaking, teaching, writing, interpreting, playing music, singing, cooking, cleaning, etc. The start point is having a willing heart to serve, learn, and grow. “For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away” (Mt 25:29). The challenge for each of us is to discover, develop, and use our personal gifts for God’s service. Continue reading