“Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill His good purpose.” Phil. 2:12-13
God cares more about my growth than I do.
God cares more about our growth than we do.
God cares more about our plans, our hopes, our dreams and our future. Because God cares, God works to energize us by His Holy Spirit to do good that fulfills God’s good purpose. God’s Spirit is energizing us so that we will desire to do what pleases God so that God’s good work is carried on to completion.
“What I’m getting at, friends, is that you should simply keep on doing what you’ve done from the beginning. When I was living among you, you lived in responsive obedience. Now that I’m separated from you, keep it up. Better yet, redouble your efforts. Be energetic in your life of salvation, reverent and sensitive before God. That energy is God’s energy, an energy deep within you, God Himself willing and working at what will give Him the most pleasure.” (Philippians 2:12-13, The Message Translation)
Thank You for fulfilling Your good purposes in my life. Guide me into the good plans that You have prepared for me. I love You and I praise You for the gift of salvation. God, we love You and we praise You for energizing us to do Your good work. Amen.