for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure. Do all things without complaining and disputing,
Philippians 2:13-14 (NKJV)
It is God who works in us, giving us the desire to live lives that are pleasing to Him; and yet while it is God who is prompting us, we must each cooperate by doing the things He has given us to do without complaining and disputing. The reason is that God will never force anything upon us, He will never take away our free will. Yet how wonderful it is to realize that we need not live in the strain of self effort, but that we may simply yield to the flow of grace by particepating in what the Lord is already seeking to accomplish in us. And so take time each day to be in the Word and to listen for the promptings of the Holy Spirit. He is already at work in you, awaiting your particepation.