Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God. Whenever I pray, I make my requests for all of you with joy, for you have been my partners in spreading the Good News about Christ from the time you first heard it until now. And I am certain that God who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. Philippians 1:3-6:
This is such a wonderful text. Paul writes this while in prison and Paul writes this even though he had a hard time while in Philippi (Acts 16). Paul doesn`t complain, but rather Paul is full of joy because he is confident that the Lord will finish the work he has started.
I have so many reasons to be thankful for today: for my family, for my health, for my work and many more. Also when looking at my own failures and the weak spots of others I want to be confident that the Lord will finish his work in all of us. This again fills my heart with joy and thankfulness.
Thank you so much Lord for all your goodness. Thank you that you will finish the work you have started in us.