"Everything a believer has must come from Christ, through the channel of the Spirit of grace. Just as all the blessings flow to you through the Holy Spirit, nothing good can come out of you in holy thought, devout worship or gracious act apart from the sanctifying operation of the Spirit." -Charles Spurgeon
I think it is comforting that I don't have to strive to "be good". There is freedom in knowing that I am a total failure without the work of the Spirit in my life. I can rest in Him, knowing that while I abide in Him, He will do the hard work.
Sorry my posts may be brief early in the week. Things are busy.