I am convinced of this very thing: that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for sending us your Holy Spirit, who began the good work of faith in us. For all who hold to the gospel message about Jesus, you have brought them repentance and forgiveness that lead to eternal life. We were all dead in our sins and iniquities; our souls were lifeless. Through your word and sacrament, you have breathed life into our souls. Through your holy Scripture, you tell us how Jesus came to earth; he lived a perfect life; died an innocent death; he rose from the dead to defeat death. His complete work restored all fallen people, so whoever believes in him will not perish but have everlasting life—that continues into eternity. Our faith is the good work Paul wrote about, and you sustain it throughout our lives. We thank you for sending us your Son who saved us; and your Spirit so that we believe in Jesus. We pray with Paul that you will always sustain us until this earthly life has run its course and we are home with you. Amen.
Written through Pastor Roger Emmons
Your faith is the good work God has begun in you; when you enter your final heavenly rest, he will complete it. In this life, your faith is yours to share with those who do not know the Savior’s promise.