His Will

Philippians 2:13

For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. KJV

[Not in your own strength] for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you [energizing and creating in you the power and desire], both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight. AMPC

I bring you both the King James and Classic Amplified versions of Philippians 2:13 in order to demonstrate the extent of His will. In many ways the KJV leaves you wondering “Where am I in all this if God will and God does whatever He wants?”

In truth God can will and do without us. He just chooses not to do so. The reason is twofold. First and foremost is the fact He is in covenant relationship with you and includes you in the same way we like to do things with those we love, inclusion. The second reason is a demonstration of that relationship to a lost soul whom He is calling, an invitation.

Every lost soul longs to know God. Seeing God with us is the promise of hope that they too can have what we have, because we were not different than they once. No one is special without God. That added in the AMPC, [energizing and creating in you the power and desire], is the effectual working in us that which we could not do alone without God.

This born again life is a reanimation of the spirit, baptized into His death and resurrected into His life. What does life with Him do if nothing else but show Himself in ways we cannot!

In many ways my confession was to say, “I don’t want to be this way anymore.” I had seen there was a better way only because it was demonstrated in the lives of people who had already been transformed.

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