God always makes available the obedience He demands of us. It is ascribed to God's redemptive action. "For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure." Phil 2:13. Yet God's gift of grace does not annul human responsibility or action. We must respond positively to God's gift of obedience. The work of grace within us is always dependent on our faithfulness and cooperation. In Phil 2:12, Pauls tates our part, "...work our your own salvation with fear and trembling." We work out through obedience what God works in our heart in sanctification. All children of God should possess a holy fear that trembles at God's Word and causes them to turn away from all evil. The fear of the Lord is not, as is often defined, merely "reverential trust", but includes an awe of God's power, holiness, and righteous retribution, and a dread of sinning against Him and of the consequences that may follow. It is not a destructive fear, but a controlling and redeeming fear that leads to moral purity, life, God's nearness and blessing and salvation. All of this is of vital importance in the life of one who is a true child of God!
Our lives will give stark testimony to whether or not we are doing the will of the Father!