Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:- Philippians 1:6
All things in us that have ever been wrought there have been performed by God for us. The Holy Spirit has wrought every fraction of good that is within our souls. No one flower that God loves grows in the garden of our souls in the natural soil, self-sown. The first trembling desire after God came from His Spirit. The blade, though very tender would never have sprung up if Jesus had not sown the seed. Though the first rays of dawn were scarcely light, but only rendered the darkness visible, yet from the Sun of Righteousness they came; no light sprang from the natural darkness of our spirit. It could not be that life could be begotten of death, or that light could be the child of darkness. He began the work: He led us when we went tremblingly to the foot of the cross; He helped us when we followed Him with staggering steps. The eyes with which we looked to Jesus and believed were opened by Him. Christ was revealed to us not by our own discovery, nor by our own tuition, but the Spirit of God revealed the Son of God in our spirit.
My brethren, if there has been any virtue; if there has been in you anything lovely and of good repute, to whom do you or can you attribute it? Must you not say, “Of Him all my fruit was found”? You could not have done without Him. If you have made any progress, if you have made any advance, or even if you think you have, believe me, your growth, advance, progress, have all been a mistake unless they have come entirely from Him. There is no wealth for us but that which is digged in this mine. There is no strength for us but that which comes from the Omnipotent One Himself. ~ C. H. Spurgeon