God is up to something good in us, friends in Christ. Philippians 2:13 tells us that God is at work in us, and He is pleased with His success.
12Therefore, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence but now even more in my absence, continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling. 13For it is God who works in you to will and to act on behalf of His good pleasure.
There’s a lot of meat in Philippians 2, and I don’t want you to miss it, so I will include the link below, but I want to focus in on verse 13 – God is at work in us. How is He working in us? I believe the verse is saying that He is working in our hearts (our will), and in our actions. He is working in us and through us. That would be good if that was all, but it is not. The tail end of the verse encourages us that God is happy about the work He is doing in and through us – “… for His good pleasure.”
Why do I find this encouraging? Because for me, it tells me that God is still in control, that He is productive in and through me, and that He is happy about this productivity. Because of His work – in and through us – we are bearing fruit. The body may be in pain, the mind may slip, the spirit feel anxious or depressed, but God is still at work – in and though us. We are bearing fruit. No, HE is bearing fruit, in and through us. Maybe I am taking this out of context.
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