The high price of taking credit for God’s work

“Are you aware of all that God does for you everyday?” asked Miles. “Some of y’all think y’all go to work on your own. Some of y’all think y’all make money on your own. Some of y’all think y’all bought a house, you bought a car, you established a relationship, you maintain relationship, you keep yourself healthy… some of you think you do that!”

We have a tendency to claim responsibility for things that God does, even though nothing good dwells in us:

“For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find.” [Romans 7:18]

As the apostle Paul wrote, we cannot do good even though we wish to. But God, who is good by nature, empowers us to do good, “for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.” [Philippians 2:13]

“…God has empowered you to do that, He was walking with you through that, and any time He wants you to come home to Him, you goin’ home!”