God Is Not Finished With You Yet
As followers of Jesus Christ we are to be “transformed by the renewing of [our] mind, that [we] might prove what the will of God is …” (Romans 12:2). Do you feel like you are there yet – thinking, speaking, and acting like Jesus? Are you effectively impacting those in your marketplace for Jesus Christ? If not, don’t lose heart! Paul wrote to the early church at Philippi to say that he was “confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:6). We are a work in progress. What Jesus begins, He will complete.
Although a work in progress, you can be an effective influence for Jesus Christ now. You do not have to wait until Jesus has completely transforms you into His likeness. As believers, Jesus is working in and through us daily. Spiritual impact is not by our power nor by our might, but by God’s Spirit. Wherever God has you today, you have all the artillery of heaven behind you to go out and share Jesus Christ and the good news of the Gospel! Tune in as Richard Hamlet explains more from the book of Philippians.Real Time in the Marketplace:
Our Real Time Spotlight shines on Pastor Alfred Ivery, a bi-vocational pastor in Memphis, Tennessee. Today, Pastor Alfred believes that church ministry is not just about the what happens within the four walls of a building, but it is about people representing Christ wherever they go.
After being brought up in the church and giving his life to God an early age, Alfred decided to do things his way during his teen years. He soon found himself trapped in the things of the world which eventually led him to prison. That’s when everything began to change. Tune in to hear the rest of Pastor Alfred’s inspiring story.