Is God Working In You 2
His work begins in our hearts. When we move into a new home, we make it a suitable place for us to live. We will usually clean them up, redecorate them or remodel them. God’s work in our hearts is a little like that. He makes them suitable for Christ.Ephesians 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; 19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. 20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, ACCORDING TO THE POWER THAT WORKETH IN US.
Philippians 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye 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. 13 FOR IT IS GOD WHICH WORKETH IN YOU BOTH TO WILL AND TO DO OF HIS GOOD PLEASURE.
It means He will do His will instead of mine or yours and He will finish the job. He has the power to begin his work in us and the power to finish it.Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
For one thing, His work in us is purifying our hearts. Only He can do that. Before He purifies them, they are not pure.Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:Acts 15:8 And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them (the Gentiles) witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us; (the Jews) 9 And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.
If God is not working in you ask Him to.Psalms 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.