Wednesday, 22 June 2022
“For GOD is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.” – Philippians 2:13 NLT
“But no one earns God’s righteousness. It can only be transferred when we no longer rely on our own works, but believe in the one who powerfully declares the ungodly to be righteous in his eyes. It is faith that transfers God’s righteousness into your account!” – Romans 4:5 TPT
Salvation, and Christianity has always been God’s idea and initiative, He has worked it all out before the foundations of the world. With that said, rest assured that GOD knows what He’s doing. We often get caught up in the trap of trying to help GOD or to please GOD by doing things that we THINK He wants us to do. “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which GOD prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10 NKJV. There are no good works that will stand before GOD if they are not part of the good works prepared beforehand for us to walk in. This walking requires following the leading of the Holy Spirit because He is the Spirit of GOD, who not only knows but searches the deep things of GOD.
It is by faith that God’s righteousness is imputed to us, and it is this righteousness that works in us to cause us to walk righteously. The Word of God tells us that our own righteousness is as filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6), so we ought to allow the Holy Spirit to do a deep work in us and through us. Frustration and fatigue in the Christian walk come when we are trying to do things to earn God’s approval, acceptance and favor. We are trying to earn things that are already given by grace and not based on merit. If it’s a genuine transformation that we seek, Holy Spirit is the agent and He works from the inside out. Rest from your works, “Faith begins where works end”.
If it’s a genuine transformation that we seek, Holy Spirit is the agent and He works from the inside out