2014-08-15

Working Out What God Has Worked In: Living From the Overflow

By Ryan Sturgis 


God never intended for you to live life apart from Him. You were created to live in communion with God, and it is in communion with God where you realize your life's full potential. God wants to work in your life to heal you from past hurts, and help you to be the person you were created to be.

The fruit of this relationship is what God wants to show the world - because it is in bearing much fruit that you bring glory to your Heavenly Father. Living a life that shines bright in dark times is challenging – until you realize that God never intended for you to do it from your own strength. He wants to shine through you!

Working Out What God Has Worked In is what you were called to do. It is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. You must work out the salvation that God has worked into your heart. However, there is no striving, or performance. No works. Just peace that comes from living a life totally directed and empowered by God.

This isn't about more effort or working harder. It's about learning how to cooperate with what God is already doing in your life – and expressing externally what God is doing internally.