In the beginning of the year, I took part in Victory‘s annual seven-day prayer and fasting. It was a time of lifting up the coming year in prayer and seek God for His will in our nation, church, and personal lives.
My “theme,” if you will, Philippians 1:6—in other words, He would finish whatever work He started in me. It was a promise of completion. I was excited to receive that promise and looked forward to seeing it come to pass.
Come July, Victory held its first mid-year prayer and fasting. I didn’t pray for anything in particular this time around—I just wanted to hear from God clearly, and discover what He had in store for me.
On the first day of the midyear fast, He reminded me of His first promise, of what the theme of the year was about: completion. That He would finish what He started in me. I discovered that I actually lost heart in that promise. I had expected to see something tangible, something that I could see, something I could tell the world about. However, God was (and still is) working on my heart, to seek Him first in everything.
I shared my insights with my roommate Sarah. My insight, she said, reminded her of a song by Wildfire, a Christian band from Victory Quezon City. Without skipping a beat, she played “Faithful,” and pointed out the lyric that summed up everything God promised me:
What You’ve started You will see through
I knew and knew then that this was what He meant.
It was a reassurance, a confirmation, that He would come through. That He was at work, even if I did not see it yet. It was a reminder to be sure of what I hoped for and be certain of what I did not see. That
God wanted me to have faith.
Whenever I listen to this song, I’m reminded not just of God’s promise, but also of His faithfulness. That it is about Him and not about me. And He will finish what He started in all of us, not merely for us, but for His glory.
To everyone at Wildfire: keep on allowing God to use you to be blessings to others! You will be refreshed as you have refreshed many. You are blessed with every spiritual blessing in Christ—and I am confident that He will finish what He has started in each of you. Thank you!