for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. (Philippians 2:13)
God works out his good plan and purpose through each of us. It is through working within us and through us that His overall it gets accomplished. It’s both comforting to know that when we can’t, we are actually empowered as we allow God to do what we cannot! We aren’t supposed to know how to, because only God does! Surrendering to this truth and resting in it with all- assurance, we find ourselves just where the Lord wants us.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13)
We are now able to fully receive God’s power, goodness, and love through surrendering to His will; His way of doing things. It’s incredibly freeing to come to the realization that it is God who gives strength, grace, and power to accomplish everything there is to accomplish, big things, as well as small things of daily life.
We can do nothing outside of abiding in Christ! When we “try,” we are actually working out of the flesh and works of the flesh will never accomplish good things. This kind of work has selfish motives and will always amount to nothing in the end.
However, as we shift all of our focus on God by walking in love, praying, studying his Word, and applying it to daily life, we are empowered. Allowing God to work within us gives us proper discernment, wisdom, strength, knowledge, and will always produce good fruit in our lives.
Bible Verses To Further Study God Working Through Us:
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:10)
“equip you in every good thing to do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.” (Hebrews 13:21)
“Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us; And confirm for us the work of our hands; Yes, confirm the work of our hands” (Psalm 90:17)
“God, I invite you to continually work through me and within me! I focus on You so that I can walk closely with You each day. Thank you for being Lord of my life.”
Wishing you all a great week!