“For it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure” Philippians 2:13, NKJV.
I’m sure when you were a little child, you wouldn’t hesitate to ask your parents for literally everything. You would ask your dad to help open a jar that’s too hard to turn, tell your mom when you needed something to eat, or ask for wisdom. No matter what it was, it always made sense that if you need help with anything, you would ask them for it.
I’m learning more and more to go to God for literally everything in the same way. I’m learning more and more to come to the end of myself from the start. Like a car with no power steering, even our will (the desire, the want to) in some areas is too hard to turn toward Him–without Him.
If you desire a work of the heart to be done in you, ask Him for it. If you want upright living when no one is looking, ask Him for it. Because of Jesus, we can without shame come boldly and say, Lord, I don’t love you like I should. Help me to love You more. God is able and will perform a marvelous work in you. With child-like faith, He wants you to come to Him. Whatever it is, come to the end of yourself and ask Him for it.
Prayer: Good morning, Father, here I am. What I want and need in my life, I ask You for it. Move in me. Right now, I take my hands off of it and even ask for the will, the desire–the want to–for more of You. By Your power, do a marvelous work in me. I thank You for it, Father. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Study: Psalm 51, Philippians 4:13