musings of a hopefilled soul

I wanted to share my morning devotion from the flip calendar “God Calling: Expanded Version”

Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure. Philippians 2:12-13

My fishermen-disciples did not find  the fishes ready on the shore in their nets.  I take man’s effort and bless that.  I need man’s effort–he needs My blessing.  This partnership it is that means success.

 

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God chooses to work in concert with us in accomplishing His work on this earth.  Matthew Henry says ” It is the grace of God which inclines the will to that which is good: and then enables us to do it.”

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