Charles Stanley Daily Devotional God Is at Work in You: PHILIPPIANS 2:12-13 says, “Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now 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 do for His good pleasure”. There are many books that promise the successful Christian life, but no human inspired technique can ever achieve the work of God any commitment or rededication that is based on our own effort will not last, through transformation comes from the holy spirit alone and that why the lord wants those of us who are believers to rely on him with humble dependence for strength growth and perseverance.
The bible verse above tells us about this basic truths about the Christian life, we participate in the working out of our salvation. This is not referring to the initial conversion through faith and Christ, rather it is the process of sanctification by which we grow into Christ likeness. An obedient holy life style is something we must by all means choose and pursue we need an attitude of fear and trembling, there should be no flippancy about how we live because God is Holy and we must one day give him an account of our lives.
Pastor Charles Stanley teaches us that God works in us, Jesus said we can do nothing apart from him, he is the one who equips and enables us to live in the way he desires us to live, God has not left us to do the best we can on our own, he is always at work in believers to fulfill his desired goals for each of us.
THE BIBLE VERSE FOR THIS PREACHING