[Philippians 2:13] 13 For it is God who is working in you both to will and to work according to his good purpose.
I will use an illustration of [wood, nail, hammer, glove, and hand] to show how God uses you if you belong to Him.
- [Wood] It represents the human heart
- [Nail] It represents the Word of God
- [Hammer] It represents the conviction of the Holy Spirit
- [Glove] It represents the believer
- [Hand] It represents God
God [the hand] uses the believer [puts on the glove], to share the gospel, the message of Jesus Christ, His death and resurrection. The person gets convicted by the Word of God [the nail gets hammered into the wood]. God uses His Word to penetrate the person’s heart. The LORD gives him enough understanding of the gospel to convict him of his sins and a need of a Savior, found only in Jesus Christ.
The illustration above shows a construction taking place [the ministry of the Holy Spirit] to build a house of worship [bring people to faith in Jesus Christ], bring glory to the Lord Jesus Christ.