Philippians 2:13 For God is the One working in you, both to will and to do His good pleasure.
Are you growing spiritually? Have you seen a change in you from last year, last month or even last week? Are you making progress in your spiritual walk with God? Do you want God to change you?
Scripture declares to us on today that it is the Lord our God who is working in us to do His will for His good pleasure.
Even if we do not see any change in the last few weeks, we ALL should be able to at least look back from a year ago and see where God is working in us spiritual and we all should have more evidence of the fruit of the spirit working in us even today.
We are reminded in scripture of the life transformation that God wants to work in and through us by the washing or regeneration of our minds with the word of God.
We often hear others give their testimony of how God has changed their lives and how they have been delivered from this or that.
Do you have testimony of the goodness of God in your life? Your should! He woke us up this morning is the start of testimony.
God is no respecter of person for what He has done for one He is able to do for all who are willing to submit by faith in obedience to His authority in their lives.
Yes, change comes through the act of our will. We must let go of our will for our lives and embrace God's will for our lives and we WILL see change.
The change of our hearts and mind take place through a personal relationship with God through Christ Jesus that starts with us receiving by faith, God's atoning work at Calvary through Christ on our behalf as full payment for our sins.
When we accept Christ as Lord and Savior in our lives, the process of "salvation and sanctification" begins in through the work of God's Holy Spirit as we obediently follow His leading through God's Word, prayer and love for one another.
Spiritual change only happens when we partner with God. Change that requires "DEATH" to self will, self desire, self first, me,me,me.
God's desire is to work in us for His good work and His pleasure. Yes, it is the Lord who receives the glory for the work He does in our lives. We are not doing the work, we are just the vessel He uses to do His work.
We are minded in scripture that we are God's creation through Christ Jesus who were created for good works that was prepared for us even before we were born.
Ephesians 2:10-For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, so that we should walk in them.
People of God, it is the Lord our God who works in us and through us. No, God does not need our help, but He does need our cooperation if we are to see spiritual change in our lives.
Do we make mistakes and fall down in the process? No doubt about it! BUT, we dust ourselves off, repent, get back up and keep moving forward with God.
It is God's will that none perish!
2 Peter 3:9-The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
Desperate for change by God in your life but seeing little of it? Why is this? Perhaps you are still in the driver seat of your life doing what you want to do when you want to and only what God wants when trouble comes your way.
Not seeing the spiritual change that you desire? Check out how you are living your life daily. Is God at the center of it all. Do you inquire of Him as to what you should do throughout your day? Are you daily seeking His Wisdom, guidance, knowledge and understanding?
The problem of unchanged lives is not God, it is us! God has already done what He is going to do where salvation for humanity is concerned. God put on flesh in the form of His Son Jesus Christ, came to earth, shed His blood, died and resurrected on the third day. The work of salvation is COMPLETED!
Do you want a transformed life where God can work in and through you for His glory?
How can God bring about this change you desperately desire and need? What does God uses to bring about the transformed life? The Bible, His Holy Spirit, the test and trials of life, suffering, etc.
Transformed minds and hearts does not start with us trying to do anything, but, it does start with us training our mind to receive by faith what God speaks to us through His word and His Holy Spirit.
God is doing a 'GREAT' work on the inside of us. It is called "TRANSFORMATION" through sanctification. Yes, we are being changed from the inside out daily.
God is able and willing to work in and through us. The question is are you willing to change? Are you willing to die to the desires of your flesh?
A change of course and a change of destiny is available to you on today through faith in Christ Jesus.
People of God, we have this confidence that is found in Philippians 1:6 And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.
God wants to work in and through you on today for His good work and His glory. Will you let Him?