The Empowered Life

Pastor’s Corner

Philippians 2:12-13 (NLT) “Dear friends, you always followed my instructions when I was with you. And now that I am away, it is even more important. Work hard to show the results of your salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and fear. For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.”

(Read all of Philippians 2 here)

We serve an amazing God! God knows that we are unable to faithfully follow his instructions. So he shares his Holy Spirit with us to give us the power to live a life that glorifies him. Every fruit of the Holy Spirit is produced in this way. God gives us new desires and he empowers us to make choices that we would not have made on our own. In this way, every fruitful thing in your life is from God. If you don’t regularly experience this empowerment, ask Jesus to make his desires your desires. “For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.”