Seize the Moment – Day 1276

The Promise of Completion!

Psalm 138


Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Thursday, September 14.


When I was young, I used to enjoy the adrenaline of a good roller coaster ride. Not anymore, now I prefer the rest found in floating down a lazy river. I’m content to sit in my innertube, letting the current take me to my destination. I see too many people who are on a roller coaster ride with God, not knowing where they stand with Him on any given day because they experience God’s love based on their performance. Honestly, they don’t look like they are enjoying a single moment of it. It doesn’t have to be that way when your relationship with God is grace-based, focused on His promises and where He is taking you in life. Psalm 138 teaches us one of my favorite promises of God – the promise of completion, found in verses 7-8:


Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; You will stretch forth Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and Your right hand will save me. The Lord will accomplish what concerns me; Your lovingkindness, O Lord, is everlasting; do not forsake the works of Your hands.


God is going to get you to the finish line of your faith! This promise is found in Philippians 1:6, “For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.” Your relationship with God was bestowed upon you by God. It wasn’t your idea, and you didn’t initiate it! Your walk with God is not a religion you must maintain, but a relationship you get to have because He has chosen you to be part of His family. There is a world of difference between the two – religion and relationship, so choose wisely!


Seize the moment and pray Psalm 138, meditating upon the relationship God has bestowed upon you (John 15:16; 1 John 3:1). Find rest for your soul, trusting God to get you Home (John 14:1-6).


God bless you!


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