Working it Out
As regenerate believers we know we can do nothing without Jesus (John 15:5). That knowledge is immensely freeing because it reminds us we are dependent on God; and it assures us of God's power and intention to do His work in His time, for His glory. What a privilege to come boldly to the throne of grace - without fear - to receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. God knows your every need - better than you can say it - and He knows how to meet your needs far better than you can even ask or think.
So lay your need before Him dear ones - pour out your heart to Him. Be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus as you are receiving and giving God's Word, and as you see God's Word multiply - know that all praise is to go to the Lord Jesus Christ who saves by grace, through faith, in the shed blood of Christ. Know that you are 100% dependent on the triune God revealed in God's Word.
Know that it is not by your might or power that anything of eternal significance will happen but only by God's Spirit. And know that God is pleased to use you in the process as an instrument of grace and peace. You cannot do it without Him and He has chosen to use you. Phil. 2:12-13 is immensely helpful here: we are to work out in daily life what God worked in us as He works in and through us to do His will.
“Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.”
Based on the exalted preeminence of the crucified, risen, returning Lord Jesus Christ, we are to intentionally be and do what God calls us to be and do, in His strength, for His glory.
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