I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.
Every good and perfect gift comes down from the Father. The only good thing we can do is to remain in His Son.
How do we remain in Him? How do we stay connected to Him as a branch of the vine? What good is a withered branch but to be thrown into the fire.
To stay connected to the vine and to be in Him means to stay submissive to His moving. By remaining humble and understanding that it is not you who does good but the Father in heaven is the one doing good through you because of Jesus.
You would have never had the thought of giving if it had not be for God giving first. You would not have known how to love if it had not been for God loving us first. It all starts with God because He is the creator.