General Conference, October 2009, Dallin H. Oaks; “My message is that God’s universal and perfect love is shown in all the blessings of His gospel plan, including the fact that His choicest blessings are reserved for those who obey His laws.”…….”God’s choicest blessings are clearly contingent upon obedience to God’s laws and commandments.”
James 2:17-18; “Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. 18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.”
When we are filled with the Holy Spirit’s presence He prompts us to do good works. Those good works are a manifestation of our salvation, not a result of our salvation.
If someone is always trying to do works to prove they are saved or has an overwhelming “need” to keep doing works for God we should doing an internal evaluation as to why we feel we have to do these things.