Philippians 2:13 NLT
For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.
God, Jehovah, the Existing One, Abba, is working in Freda. He is giving me, Freda the desire and the power to do whatever pleases him.
Lord, you are working in me. Whether I feel it or not is irrelevant. You are at work. In me. Freda. Not only are you at work, but you are giving me the power and the desire to do what pleases you. I can rest in confident hope that you make up any lack in me. This is amazing. You plant desire and you release power. I can’t on my own even do what would please you so, you give me even what I need to bring delight to your heart. Thank you God for supplying everything I need in my life to bring joy to you. You are an amazing God. Truly my provider.
This verse is such a reminder to me of God’s faithfulness. There is nothing He asks of me that He does not make provision for. He knows me and even when I wake up on certain days and feel like I can’t do it. He is working. Working in Freda. This so speaks of his love and care in my life. I am loved in my worst moment. He is present right there working. He does not abandon me, or give up on me as if I am too much of a job. He works faithfully. Depositing within me desire and power. They both have purpose. To do what pleases him. How awesome is that!!!
What does application of this look like? For Freda, it starts with acknowledging him not just when I feel him working, but even when I can’t see what he is doing.