22 Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not.
23 They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.
Regardless of how hard I try, regardless where I have ran, and how many times I was unfaithful to him the Lord still pursued me. When I read this every time I think I have a concept of just how great his faithfulness truly is, but I do not.
3 I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, 4 always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy, 5 for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;
Here GOD was saying through Paul, if he started a good work within you, which he did the moment of your salvation, then guess what he is going to finish it. No matter how hard you try to fight it, no matter how much you try to run from your anointing or call on your life he will finish it.
and don’t think for one moment that you are unqualified. If GOD is telling you to do something than you are overqualified already.
don’t think for even a moment that you are to dirty to fulfill his call for you, because I assure you, you are not. If GOD can drop the charges against me, and continue to use me to edify the body, then guess what he can for you too.
Paul himself was an excellent example.
GOD took a man who hunted Christians and crucified them, showed him his glory and transformed him to disciple whole nations and even write a majority of the new testament.
maybe you’re running from your calling and know it, maybe you don’t, maybe you are just waiting for god to show you his glory, or maybe you’re scared for him to, well if there is one thing that GOD says more than anything else its don’t be afraid,
9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Jesus himself told the story of the prodigal son for this reason I believe, the father welcomed him back with open arms and even threw him a party even though he left home and wasted a bunch of resources.
and just as he said in lamentations 3:23, 23 They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.
his mercies and compassion are brand new each day so even if we choose to not come home there will always be that opportunity to return to him. JUST COME HOME PLEASE, we miss you.
My prayer is that all who call on the name of the lord but are lost return to the flock and receive an abundance of his holy spirit that they may receive the mercies and compassions and peace of mind that they are his and are able to walk again in the victory power of the ressurection.