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Finishing the Job

  • being confident of this very thing, that he who began a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6 WEB

    It was late Saturday night, and we were both exhausted. We were working on a networked accounting system that was bloated and slow. A simple upgrade job that should have taken a couple of hours on Friday had now taken a couple of days. Still, we chose to honor the price we had initially quoted them. That is one of the perks of being self-employed. As the night wore on, it was just us, God, and a lot of hard work. They soon left us the keys to the office and went home.

    Sometimes keeping your word and doing the right thing hurts. That job cost us twice as much as we planned and took five times as long to complete, but we did it because it was the right thing to do. We are to do unto others as we would have them do unto us. I find it sleazy when someone quotes you a price and then doubles it later. It happens too often.

    We once hired a plumber whose ad read, "$75 for unclogged drains!" When he found out we were a ministry, he was happy to tell us about Jesus and the date he gave his life to the Lord. Then he charged us $450 and left without fixing the drain. What a man sows, he shall also reap.

    He who is faithful in very little is faithful also in much. He who is dishonest in very little will also be dishonest with much. Therefore, if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust in the true riches? If you have not been faithful in that which is another's, who will give you that which is your own? Luke 16:10-12 WEB.

    You can measure someone's character by what it takes for them to bail out of a commitment. Make your decisions intentionally. Say what you mean and mean what you say. Our God is not flippant in His judgments and does not waver. Jesus endured the cross for the joy set before Him (Hebrews 12:2). Sometimes, we must endure.

    God, who began a good work in you, will see it through to the end. Even when the cost is double, when it takes twice as long as planned, when things didn't turn out as expected, when it is just you, God, and a lot of hard work: He will still complete the job.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for all You do for me. Please give me the grace to complete the things I promised others. Help me grow in character and always honor my word. Help me reflect Your presence on this earth in a positive way. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: Ladies, today is Thankful Thursday at the "Ladies in Distress" group (our RHM women's group)! You are welcome to join in our weekly sharing of thankfulness for the Lord's presence and any blessings you may have experienced, big or small! "Ladies in Distress" is a private group, so if you have any problems joining, just post anywhere and we will help you :). Here is the link: Ladies in Distress


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Heavenly Father, I thank You for all You do for me. Please give me the grace to complete the things I promised others. Help me grow in character and always honor my word. Help me reflect Your presence on this earth in a positive way. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen! ❤️
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen 

Jul 21
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

Jul 21
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen 

Jul 21
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Amen!

Jul 21
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

Jul 21
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen.

Jul 21
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen 

Jul 21
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Jul 21
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen

Jul 21
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen and Amen 

Jul 21
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Father Yahweh please help me reflect Your presence in my life today and every day. Please guide me concerning who to share Your good news with; those who will be receptive of it. In Lord Yeshua's name I ask this, Amen. 

Jul 21
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Robert Hayes
Robert Hayes

Excellent word! Thank you!

Jul 21
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Amen! Lord, please give me the grace to complete the things I promised others and reflect Your love. Thank you.

Jul 21
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Father for your faithfulness 

Jul 21
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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

   Amen  , Thank You Lord ! God Bless Everyone !

Jul 21
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Janet Sorensen
Janet Sorensen

This reminds me of when my daughter wanted to play softball at 5 years old. I told her ok but if we start the season, we have to finish it even if we don't like it any more. Your team will be counting on you. Neither of us are big sports fans and we both got tired of it. I got tired of driving everywhere and she got tired of being a catcher. But she finished the season and they even went on to the playoffs or whatever they are called at that level. We made some good memories even though it wasn't really our thing. And she learned a bit about following through. 

Jul 21
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Great message, Pastor Dion! I pray I can always follow through on my promises, Amen.

Jul 21
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord. 

Jul 21
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

Jul 21
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen God. 

Jul 21
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen Lord Jesus!

Jul 21
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Amen! Father God help me to always honor my word and always do the right thing in your eyes, in Jesus name I pray!

 

Jul 21