For it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.
It Starts in the Heart
When it comes to the Christian life, it all begins in the heart. God works in your heart to bring about His will and desire. How you act and how you live are directly connected to what is going on in your heart. As your heart goes, so goes the rest of your life. Right now, the Holy Spirit is working in your heart to bring about obedience and service to God.
Inside Not Outside
Too many Christians try to obey God on the outside without allowing God to change them on the inside. They adopt a list of “do’s” and “don’t.” They try and “live right” without allowing God to change them on the inside. They never let the Christian life flow out of what God has done in the heart.
Many Christians think God is more interested in their actions than He is in their attitude. True obedience comes from the heart and shows itself in action. Everything you do for God must begin with a desire to please Him. God works in your heart and builds new desires for obedience and service to Him.
The Christian life is all about allowing the Holy Spirit to transform and empower your thinking so that your actions follow the inner transformation of your heart.
God is Working
Right now, God is working in your life. He is transforming your thinking and creating new desires for obedience and service to Christ. He is empowering you to accomplish His will in your life. The desire to be all God wants you to be, didn’t begin with you. It began with God working in your heart.
As you allow God to transform and empower your heart, you will find new strength and power to live the Christian life in victory and service to Christ.
Look at that promise again.
For it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure. – Philippians 2:13
Make these confessions.
Right now, God is working in my life.
His Holy Spirit is working in me to bring about obedience to Christ.
God gives me the desire to obey and serve Him.
God is working in me so He can work through me.
In Jesus Name,
Today, allow God to work in you, so you can work for His good pleasure. God’s work in your heart shows itself in your love, service, and witness to those around you.
If The Daily Promise is a blessing to you, why not consider becoming a ministry partner? The Daily Promise is completely dependent on the financial support of friends like you. Help me take the promises of God’s word to the nations by becoming a Ministry Partner today. Go to dailypromise.com/partners to make your gift.
How have you seen God work in your life? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Get The Daily Promise Every Day. It’s Free and Easy! Sign up Now.