May 5, 2014
God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him. Philippians 2:13
God is at work in us, causing us to be willing and obedient ... giving us the grace and changing us ... so that we will be able to do what He wants us to do. He gives us the desire and power to accomplish His will, not our pleasures.
God WILL carry out His plan. Either He will work IN us or He will work ON us. Either way, He WILL accomplish His purpose.
We have all seen the sign on the highway 'MEN AT WORK'. We can put a sign over the Christian: 'GOD AT WORK'. In the quest for God to make us like Jesus, He may have to chisel, sand, steel wool and polish us. God will continue to polish us until Jesus comes back to get us.
Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6
We need to relax, stop being so hard on ourselves, and allow God to work through us.
Father, I pray that You help us to trust You to complete the work that You have begun in us. Help us to allow You to work through us. Change us. Make us more like You. In Jesus' name, amen.