“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.”
Romans 8:28 NLT
God works in “everything”—not just isolated incidents—for our good. This does not mean that all that happens to us is good. Evil is prevalent in our fallen world, but God can turn every circumstance around for our long-range good. Note that God is not working to make us happy, but to fulfil his purpose. Note also that this promise is not for everybody. It can be claimed only by those who love God and are called by him, that is, those the Holy Spirit convinces and enables to receive Christ. Such people have a new perspective, a new mindset. They trust in God, not in life’s treasures; their security is in heaven, not on earth. Their faith in God does not waver in pain and persecution because they know God is with them. ( Life Applications Study Bible )
Again a busy little pub. Missing special people I care for and recently met. What has struck me how we as humans crave company, meaningful company. In the last couple of years, I have become tired of meaningless interaction. It is such a breath of fresh air when you meet significant people. With a meaningful contribution. It is life changing.
I chatted with a friend and customer of mine this morning. He commented on my commitment to God. I explained that it is life changing. He then went on to defend his position that he is spiritual and not entirely sure about the “Church.” He questioned the view of the church what they stand for and all the doctrines. There is so much stuff out there about that I need not comment. Let me say he is a very good man. I wonder what it is about Religion that does not attract a guy like that? I wonder because I don’t have the answer to that question. I seek that wisdom. I believe it will be the remedy to this broken world. From my experience, I think the Church is changing, and it is attracting more people like him. It’s about attracting all young and old from all walks of society.
The point I am trying to make is that God has a plan for our lives. “He causes everything to work together for the good of those”. There is nothing in life that does not come with a price. Everything we do has a price financially or other. If you want to be in perfect health, then you have to eat well and exercise. It’s the same for spiritual health you going to have to practice it. Read meditate pray and stay in the Word of God. If you don’t do that, you will stagnate.
Good will come to those that are called for His purpose. Again that price, we need to understand God’s purpose in our life. If we do and act on it, all good will come to us. As the scripture promises.
In conclusion there are so many people in this world that are good; however, they don’t act according to God’s purpose. I am not sure they understand the good that will come to them if they do. So as Christian’s and the modern Church we should convince them of these things. Be that significant friend. I challenge you. God’s favour will follow.
“Lord, I pray that people see the way in my fellow believers and me. In Jesus name. Amen.”