13 Day Devotional – Day 3

“And I am sure that God, who began the good work within you, will continue His work until it is finally finished on that day when Christ Jesus comes back again.” Philippians 1:6

Many of us want God to speak to us and give us an assignment; however, we are not always interested in making major adjustments in our lives. Biblically that is impossible. Every time God spoke to people in the Bible about something He wanted to do through them, major adjustments were necessary. They had to adjust their lives to God. Once the adjustments were made, God accomplished His purposes through those He called.

Adjustments may be required in one or more of the following areas: in your circumstances (your job, home, finances), your relationships (family, friends, business associates), your thinking (prejudices, methods, your potential), your commitments (to family, church, job, plans, tradition), your actions (how you pray, give, serve), your beliefs (about God, His purposes, His ways, your relationship to Him). The list could go on and on. To go from your ways, thoughts and purposes to God’s Will always requires a major adjustment. Once you have made the necessary adjustments you can follow God in obedience.

God’s work is bigger than any one person, yet it is performed through a God-guided network of individuals who are willing to swim the currents of His Will. Are you willing to stay in the Will of God?

“The Lord says, ‘I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you’.” Psalm 32:8

-Chris Pipes @chrispipes