Posted over at the Desiring God blog from the Bethlehem Institute chapel message, Dr. Piper give such great clarity about our posture in sanctification. What a help. What this 3 minute clip. Then when you have time, run back and watch the whole message. You will be helped.
One of the very helpful parts says:
. . . The ground for my trembing here is not threat, but gift. Tremble! God Almighty, the Creator of the universe, your Father, your Redeemer, your Sustainer is in you willing and working. Tremble! Your acting is his acting. That’s what I meant by “I don’t wait for a miracle, I act the miracle.”
My attack on my sin in reliance upon the Holy Spirit rooted in the gospel is God’s act, not mine.