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God isn’t finished yet

God is not finished with me yet

 

Sanctification is the process of being made holy and growing in divine grace

We must remember that some days that we will fail to be obedient and some days we will ignore the Holy Spirit and choose to do what we want. But at the end of the day God still loves us and He is making us holy.

Continue to strive by prayer and surrender and discipline.

Prayer shows your dependency on God alone. It communicates to Him that you can’t live this life on your own and you need Him every hour of the day. Communication is important in any relationship; this is no different than in our relationship with Christ.

“…Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.…” -1Thessalonians 5:16-18

 

Surrender says that we are no longer living for our own sinful fleshly desires; but we are now living for Christ and for His renown. Life is not about us. This is God’s story and we are here to point others to Christ for salvation. Surrender your will to His will. Surrender your desires and line up with His. Don’t fight against what God is showing you and what He is trying to work out in your life.

“and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.” -2 Corinthians 5:15

 

Discipline yourself for godliness. Study God’s word, read it, have a set prayer time, know God’s commands and follow them. Discipline and spiritual training will make you stronger. It’s not easy and it is surely painful but it is well worth it.

“…But have nothing to do with worldly fables fit only for old women. On the other hand, discipline yourself for the purpose of godlinessfor bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.” -1 Timothy 4:8

 

God is not finished with you yet. 

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5 comments on “God isn’t finished yet

  1. Yolined3
    July 12, 2014

    Well written blog! Straight to the point. Thank you for sharing!!

  2. mommyx4boys
    July 9, 2014

    I have a question for you, since I know you are a Christian as well. How would you go about explaining God to an atheist that requires proof for everything?

    • geoffhorswood
      July 9, 2014

      There are things that even an atheist will accept cannot be proven, and very few would deny that they’re real and important. The fact that I love my wife, for instance. If you require proof of _everything_, then you end up doubting that there’s really a world outside your own eyeballs (how do you know it’s not just an illusion?). For me, being an atheist requires faith I don’t have. The non-existence of God cannot be proven any more than His existence can, and speaking as a Biology graduate, I find enough evidence for the existence of a Designer to make belief reasonable. The internal workings of the cell, and particularly the way DNA works, for me, are some of the best evidences for the existence of God.
      DNA is amazing, but in order for the genetic code to have any meaning, you need every part of the internal mechanisms of the cell to be working properly. And each one of those internal mechanisms is coded for by the DNA code and produced by the whole system working properly. The cell machinery is what makes the cell machinery.
      It’s a circular system. How could it have realistically come into being without a Designer?
      Hope this helps.
      Also, be aware that it’s the Holy Spirit’s job to convince. Your job is to cooperate with Him.

      • mommyx4boys
        July 9, 2014

        Thanks so much, it does help.

      • Grace
        July 10, 2014

        @Geoffhorswood- You gave a great answer. I like that and I agree.

        @mommyx4boys- Christianity is a FAITH walk. Not everything can and will be explained. We are finite humans so we can’t grasp the concept of everything. If we could then we would have the capability of being god ourselves.
        Apologetics are good to know and utilize but as you are sharing the Gospel if someone still isn’t listening or comprehending it is best to pray for God to soften their heart. I’ve seen a few instances where a Christian is going back and forth with a non-Christian and it gets to a certain point where it isn’t beneficial anymore because the non-Christian is rebutting everything and more damage is coming from the conversation.
        “…And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God” -2Corinthians 4:3-4
        Only God can open spiritual eyes so if someone isn’t receiving what you are saying pray for their heart to be softened; all while showing Christ with your life.

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