“For it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.” Philippians 2:13 (NASB)
The Father in heaven is so interested in His child, and so longs to have his life in step with His will and His love, that He is willing to keep the child’s guidance entirely in His own hand. He knows so well that we do not want what is really holy and heavenly, except when He works it in us, that He intends His every demands to become promises of what He will do, in watching over and leading us all day long. We may count on Him to teach us His way and show us His path not only in special trials and hard times, but in every day life…
So simple and delightful can it become to a soul that has practiced waiting on God, to walk all day in the enjoyment of God’s light and leading. What is needed to help us to find such a life is one thing: the real knowledge and faith of God as the only source of wisdom and goodness, as always ready and longing to be to us all that we can possibly need. Yes, this is the one thing we need.