Starting is only one part of the process of life. We also need to have the strength to finish what we start. How often do we start things but yet not follow them through to completion? Starting strong but not finishing means nothing.
Israel started the process of rebuilding the city and the Temple but they became weary and slowed down. God encouraged them to complete what they started and the blessing was that He was going to help them. He would make them so successful that the whole world would see that His favor was upon them.
As you approach the end of the year, there may be things that you have not completed. It’s okay. You still have life so you still have time. Make it your goal to finish. God will help you finish well so that all will see that you are His child.
This is what Christmas stands for. God always wanted us to be in His family. Even though Adam and Eve broke that relationship, God did what it took to get us back into his family. Thank God today that He finishes what He starts.
Tomorrow’s Reading: Zechariah 9:1-17; Revelation 17:1-18; Psalm 145:1-21; Proverbs 30:32