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Friday, August 30, 2013

My Spiritual Growth Is a Collaborative Effort

In summary of Philippians 2:13 it says, “For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.”

Bottom Line:
God is at work within you, helping you to obey and work doing what he wasn't done through me

What this means to me:
God is always at work within me.  He helps direct my desire and gives me the power to do what his will is.  As I follow Christ, I gravitate more and more each day to act a new way.  I slowly let go of old routines and develop new habits and ways of thinking.  Spiritual growth is a collaborative effort between myself and the Holy Spirit.  God is working in me, but I must also work out.  God has given me a new life; now I’m responsible to develop it "with fear and trembling." This means I am to take my spiritual growth seriously, because it will determine my role in eternity.