Mar 16, 2014
In John Eldredge’s book "The Utter Relief of Holiness" he describes how when a surfer catches a wave there is a little effort on his part to get into the barrel through paddling but once in that barrel you simply go with it. You don’t create the wave; that is entirely beyond you. Once you are in the wave your part is to cooperate.
Holiness and Christlikeness work in the same way! We cannot muster any holiness on our own, we can simply cooperate with the work Christ is doing in us. Read Philippians 2:12-13
Did you catch that? God is the one who enables you to desire and live out holiness... Our job is to simply cooperate with what He wants to do in us! So how do I cooperate with what God is wanting to do in me?