For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.
Philippians 2:13 (NLT)
God is working in us, transforming us from the inside out. As we put our faith in who Jesus has made us to be, the Holy Spirit produces in us the desire and the ability to live right. Yet all of this is predicated upon our belief. We must believe that Jesus has already made us righteous; then, following our right believing, the Holy Spirit will enable us to live and act in ways that correspond to what we say we believe.