Philippians 1:6 (ESV)
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.
What wonderful freedom this verse contains! When we become Christians by deciding to give our lives to Jesus, he begins a good work in us, transforming us gradually to become more like him. This verse reminds us that Jesus will continue to transform us throughout our lives, until we are completely transformed when he returns. He is the one who began transforming me, and the one who will continue to transform me.
So, what is my role? It is to remain connected to him – to continually submit my life to Jesus, humbly asking him to fill me with the Holy Spirit and do his work in me. The fuller I am of the Spirit, the more I will be changed to be like him. The Bible also tells us that our speech (and actions) flow from what is in our hearts (Luke 6:45). As the Holy Spirit transforms my heart, my whole behaviour will improve.
Lord, thank you so much that you are the one transforming me, and that your action in me means I will become more like you. I ask you today to keep working in me, changing me, and helping me grow. Amen
Written by Megan Cornell