Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Where to get power to do good. Philippians 2:13

We want to do good things but we can't, the power is not in us. We seem to have a little success at self-reform but soon slip back. Or we come to faith in God and still can't seem to live a life of good actions. It seems our desires are all bent on doing selfish and shallow things.

"For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose." Philippians 2:13, NIV.

GOD
Good is good and all good begins in him. Our nature is weak and seems bent on wrong so we can't rely on ourselves. We can't do good apart from God, so we have to rely on God. If we have come to God in faith he is with us and has a partnership in our lives as we have a partnership in his kingdom. By faith, God becomes the source in our lives that enables us to do good.

WORK
God has a purpose in our lives and he is working in us to bring it about. That He is working in us suggest he is active in our lives. It suggests he has a purpose in his work in us. Work suggests progress is made and construction is on the way. Work is sometimes hard, uncomfortable and inconvenient, yet it should be a reassurance to us that God is working in us.

IN US
His work is not just to build up a nice cozy lifestyle but he is working inside of us, in our minds and hearts to make something new. He is changing or renovating us. He has a process that will bring out a change in the very nature of who we are.

OUR WILL
God is changing our desires. He is trying to make us less selfish and more generous, less angry and more peaceful, less haughty and more humble and he is doing many other things in our lives. The biggest thing he is doing is to give us a willingness to do good,  he is working in our hearts to have not only a willingness but a willfulness to do good.

ACT
Our actions follow our thoughts, when our wills are given to God our acts will be given to him also. Good intentions are nice but it is the acts that demonstrate the power of God in our lives.

HIS GOOD PURPOSE
In each of our lives God has a good purpose, and a plan that he is working in us for our good. We can be confident and rejoice in his working in our lives.

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