"So, who's working? Does God work or does man work? The answer, in accord with the astounding logic of heaven, is a resounding yes! Because God has said that he has given us a new heart with new motives and a new ability to work, we are wholeheartedly to pursue holiness, always assuming that it is God's will that we obey him...Even though my obedience is not perfect and my motives are never completely pure, I still believe that the faltering baby steps I'm taking are caused by him and pleasing to him."
Elyse M. Fitzpatrick, Because He Loves Me (page 116-7)