Hello my GGG sisters! What a joy it is to share with you today!
Our word for the month of June is fulfillment!
The achievement of something desired, promised, or predicted. Satisfaction or happiness as a result of fully developing one’s abilities or character. The meeting of a requirement or condition.
The performance of a task, duty, or role as required, pledged or expected. Completion/accomplishment/achievement
We as women long for the fulfillment/completion of things. We want the dishes DONE, the laundry DONE, the meal DONE, pregnancy DONE, nursing DONE, potty training DONE, Sleeping through the night DONE, School days DONE, Teenage years DONE, growing up DONE, the workout DONE, the job DONE!
We want the same thing in our spiritual lives. Yet, until we draw our final breath, God is not finished with us to will and to do of his good pleasure (Philippians 2:13). Everyday his mercies are made new (Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV). New revelations, new insights, new wisdom, new lives to touch!
Growing in him is a continual process. It is a bit of a paradox also, in that in salvation we enter into a finished work, yet as we walk as Christians we are in a state of continual change and growth. We can rest in the completed work of Jesus through his death and resurrection, but daily that is also being worked out in us!
Thankfully when Jesus proclaimed from the cross IT IS FINISHED! (John 19:30) He was saying it was DONE! He had fulfilled all that the Father had sent him to do. Our salvation, our reconciliation to God, our healing, our hope, and our future was complete in Him! Sanctification, justification, resurrection, all finished. But when we receive him as Savior and Lord the work is just beginning! Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation (2 Corinthians 6:2 KJV).
The Word of God is alive and active. It is in the NOW for us. It reflects on the past, looks to the future, but is ever present in the NOW of our lives. Daily we are instructed to pick up our cross and follow Jesus! For us this requires a certain amount of grit. Grit is that passion and perseverance that fuel us for the long haul rather than the short jaunt. Thankfully God never intended us to do this on our own. He has given us his Holy Spirit and the very life of Christ in us to enable us to do all things! Hallelujah!
God is faithful. He keeps his promises. He not only keeps them, Jesus is the fulfillment of them!
Ephesians 2:10 KJV “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”
How many of you have dreams and visions yet unfulfilled? I know I do. Habakkuk 2:3 KJV “For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” God wants us to hang on, to persevere until we see the dream/vision/promised fulfilled. My father in the Lord, Pastor Paul Trulin, used to say God’s timing was “11:59 and right on time!” In other words, when we think the answer isn’t coming or that God is late, he as a way of bringing thing together at the right time.
So, today I would say to you HOLD ON! The answer is on its way! God is faithful to fulfill his promises to you and yours! Today put your trust and confidence in the God who is able to do exceedingly above all we can ask or think.