“For it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you energizing and creating in you the power and desire, both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight.”
(Philippians 2:13, The Amplified Study Bible)

For it is GOD Who is at work in you…

“God is working in you to make you willing and able to obey Him” (Contemporary English Version).

For it is GOD Who is at work in you…

“For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him” (The New Living Translation).

For it is GOD Who is at work in you…

Isn’t that good news? All the Lord requires is that we be willing vessels – vessels to be poured out, emptied of self and refilled with the Spirit of God. He has written His Word upon our hearts. He is transforming us through the renewal of our minds by the power of the Holy Spirit. HE is doing the work!

The Spirit of God – the Creator of the Universe – lives within us!
The same power that raised Christ from the dead dwells in us!

Why can’t we take hold of this incredible truth? Why can’t we realize the grace bestowed upon us? I KNOW!! We can grasp just a tiny morsel of God’s goodness, can’t we? But, oh that we could open our eyes to see the magnitude of His power and grace. If only we could awaken our hearts to know Him and love Him and adore Him with all that we are.

Oh, if only…

God, our most loving Father, has a purpose and plan for each of us. Every event, every tear, every belly-busting laugh – ALL of it fits into His plan for us.

For it is God Who is at work in us giving us the desire and power to do what pleases Him.

SELAH. Pause and calmly think about it.

Father, we love You so much. We desire more of You. We desire to walk out Your plans for our lives, to not be a hindrance to Your work. Fill us up, Lord. Fill us with Your grace and mercy. We are Your willing vessels and we desire to please You in all we do.