One of God’s promises that has sustained me over the last 12 years planting churches is Phil 1:6 “And I am sure of this that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”
What God begins, He carries on, what He carries on He completes. A cast iron guarantee that is good for the ups and downs of life and plating Churches.
When things are a slog, progress is slow and when things are going great and momentum is happening – whatever you have in mind for your church, God’s plans are greater (John 14:12-14), His ways are higher (Isaiah 55:8-13) and He will build his church (Matthew 16:18!)
But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on towards the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Phil 3:13-14