Devotional

**  FOR MAY 2017 **

Team Work

And I am convinced and sure of this very thing, that He Who began a good work in you will continue until the day of Jesus Christ [right up to the time of His return], developing [that good work] and perfecting and bringing it to full completion in you.” ~ Philippians 1: 6 (AMP)

As I think of times when I had to work as a team, I always think of what someone else did that made the job so much more difficult. I would say…” If they didn’t do that, this would not have happen” or “If he/she would have done this, then we or I could have had that.” Our eye naturally gravitates towards the other person, and we seldom see ourselves.

God continues working in us, developing and perfecting and bringing to full completion, the work He has begun. He works on our attitudes, our beliefs, our fears, and our pride, all of our human nature. He also plants His seeds in us of the godly nature – spirit-filled nature. He tends to this as well, watering and nurturing the seeds so they will sprout and bring forth the ‘Fruit of the Spirit’.

Galatians 5:22-23 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.