Friday, February 7, 2020

God Working in You

People try to please God in many different ways. Yet, there is a way to please God that works all the time. It's when God works in you to please Himself. He does this through your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Then, God is "working in you what is well pleasing in His sight" (Hebrews 13:21).

Those who try to please God with their own works are sure to fail. These are works of the flesh which can never please God. We simply cannot buy God's favor nor earn His blessing. Grace gives God's favor to you in Christ. God is well pleased in His Son. You can only please God by faith in His Son.

Those who believe in Jesus Christ need to know that God is working in them. He works in us through the power of Jesus Christ. Do you want to please God? You can in Christ, and Christ alone. The power of Jesus Christ works in all who trust Him.

Let go of the strain and struggle to please God. Give up and let Jesus take over. By faith confess Jesus as your Lord. Rest assured that He is working in you all that is pleasing to God. Pray to God, "Work in me, through the power of Jesus Christ, all that is pleasing to You." He will. It's not about what you do for God, rather, it's all about what God does in you through Christ. That's when you please God.