The Finisher {day 31}

I‘m a pretty good starter when it comes to a task, but I require some help when it comes to finishing, which made me reluctant to take part in a writing challenge that required me to fall in love with writing by doing it every day,  for 31 days straight.

 

Reluctant, and maybe just a little bit crazy.

 

I’m a wife and a Mama with hearts and a home to steward, and 30 days ago I couldn’t see where any good would come of me squeezing more time out of a day that often seems too short as it is.

 

But today is the day.  It’s day 31.

 

And here we are.

 

This is it.

 

The final post. 

 

I thought about this journey, and how afraid I was to begin, knowing my tendency to get distracted or give up and not finish.  But God said do it and I did.  I stepped out on faith in spite of the enemy saying I wouldn’t finish.  God said go and I went, but I didn’t go alone.

 

There God was, giving me a fresh word each day, filling in my empty places with manna from heaven, conquering my quit and saying yes to my no.  My prayer life became more intentional, and He took the little bit I offered and He multiplied it.  Five loves. Two fish.

 

Perhaps the sweetest words He gave me were when I was praying about what to write in my final post…I heard His words, the same ones that Jesus spoke as he finished His fathers work on the cross.  

 

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I almost didn’t take the 31 day challenge.  My track record of being a good starter and a poor finisher nearly held me back, but the true power of faith is outside of me and my own abilities.  God moved in my heart and took me into an area that enriched my life, and I pray that He did the same in yours.  I discovered that while I may be a good starter, God is an even better finisher, perfecting my faith in this life, and for all of eternity .  

 

“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

Hebrews 12:2

 

 

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