Philippians 1:3-6

Our devotions this Easter season come from members of Faith Lutheran Church. Today’s writer is Katie Kieke.

“I thank my God every time I remember you, constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day until now.  I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ.”  Philippians 1:3-6

Paul occasionally ministered in Philippi where he found himself inspired by the Philippians’ faith and evangelism. While later imprisoned, Paul wrote a letter to Philippians. In the letter, Paul told the Philippians that he continued to pray with joy for them; he also told the Philippians that the task of sharing the gospel, an endeavor initiated by God, could not be done alone.

In this passage, Paul’s statement about God, who began a good work among you, reinforces the fact that God is present and actively guiding each of us in all that we do.

As followers, it is our duty to spread God’s word and love throughout the world. We must remember that we are never alone and that God is with us in all that we do. We should listen to and trust God so that we may use our talents to most effectively share the gospel in Jesus’ name, just as the Philippians did.

Together, with God in our hearts guiding us, we have the power to do great things until the day of Jesus Christ.

Let us pray: Heavenly Father, you are the source of every blessing. Flood us with the light of your presence. Help us to do your will in every task we undertake. Help us to do great things in your name. In Jesus’ name, Amen.


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