Quoting Jonathan Edwards, Carrick notes the relationship of the indicative and the imperative reflecting the relationship between the sovereignty of God and the responsibility of man.
"In efficacious grace we are not merely passive, nor yet does God do some, and we do the rest. But God does all, and we do all. God produces all, and we act all. For that is what he produces, viz. our own acts. God is the only proper author and fountain; we only are the proper actors. We are, in different respects, wholly passive and wholly active...These things are agreeable to that text, "God worketh in you both to will and to do.""