…continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose-. (Philippians 2:12-13 NIV)
Fear in this verse refers to an awareness of God’s awesome presence. Recognize that God is on your side. He wants to help you. The Lord is your shepherd. He wants to guide you into those things that will fulfill His good plan and purpose in your life.
You’ve heard the Latin phrase carpe diem or seize the day—David’s motto might have been coram deo, which means living life in the presence of God. It is one way of accounting for David’s rich outpouring of poetry and praise, graciously preserved by God in His Word.
An awareness of God’s presence in your life will lead you into praise and thanksgiving.
How do you see God at work in your life?