Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, 21 equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. (Heb 13:20-21 NIV, emphasis added)
. . . for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure. (Phil 2:13)
. . . that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Tim 3:17)
Not only does our Redeemer set us free from sin and bless us daily! He literally trains, supplies and prepares us with all that we need so that we may complete His will for us and please Him! Think about what an enormous and miraculous gift that is to each one of us.
He accomplishes this in various ways. He provides us with Pastors, teachers, missionaries and evangelists who share their testimonies and their wisdom with us. Our Pastors teach us weekly how to live obediently and victoriously in Jesus. As we obey the Lord not only do we bring Him glory and honor, but we please Him.
God’s supply comes through our earthly paychecks, salaries, bonuses and incentives as well as through miraculous (unexpected) provision.
God prepares us through His Word and through His Spirit speaking into our hearts.
And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight. (1 Joh 3:22)
According to 1 John 3, because we keep the Lord’s Word (commandments) and act in ways that please Him, He hears and answers our prayers. We serve a good, kind, and loving God!