"Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. "" Phil. 2:12, 13

"To make God's grace our own, we must act our part. The Lord does not propose to perform for us either the willing or the doing. His grace is given to work in us to will and to do, but never as a substitute for our effort. Our souls are to be aroused to cooperate. "The Holy Spirit works in us, that we may work out our own salvation."" MYP 147

The following is an outline of how we can cooperate with God.


1. He will Draw You

2. He Will Convict You of Sin,
Righteousness, and Judgment

3. He Will Give you Repentance

4. He Will Forgive, Cleanse,
Regenerate, and Free You
to Live the Sanctified Life.

5. He Will Live in You
and Empower You


1. Do Not Resist His Drawing

2. Acknowledge Your Guilt and
Need of His Righteousness

3. Confess and Forsake Your Sins
and Give Him Your Heart

4. Believe and Accept

5. Live by Faith and Bear
Much Fruit

Fight the Good Fight of the Faith

6. He will Make a Way of Escape
When You are Tempted
6. Take God's Way of Escape
and Submit to Him

Take Heed Lest You Fall

7. He will be Your Advocate
If You Fall
7. Repent and Turn Back
to Him

As you may have noticed, all of God's part has to do with working in our hearts while our part is to cooperate and work out what He works in. I had not understood this and so I had been trying on my own to keep my heart right. What is the first work that Jesus does to help us?


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