Read Philippians Chapter 2.
“For it is God who works in you. . . ”
This one is going to be short. All I want you to do is get some paper and a pen and be honest with yourself.
<> How have you seen God at work in you? Consider the past week, where have you seen Him? Look back through the past month – pull out a calendar – what’s He been doing? Think back to Christmas – how can you see evidence of His work in your heart? Finally, plunge back a whole year and write down what God has done in a year’s time in your life? How has He changed you? How has He provided? Where is He at work in you right now?
<> If you’re frustrated or struggling to answer the above questions, there are two likely possibilities: 1.) You aren’t a Christian or 2.) you’re failing to recognize where God is present in your life even though He’s there. If that’s the case, think about how you’ve changed? Where are you more Godly? Where has He put you in relationships that have pushed you more in love with Him?
Rather than spend 20 minutes to read and learn, I think we all need to talk a few moments to read over the list and praise Jesus that He is at work in us. Thank Him for what He’s doing in your – for maturity He’s building in your life. Ask Him where you still need to change.