Updated: Jan 7
Let's Share Jesus!
Inspired by the Holy Spirit
God alone deserves all glory!
What role does God have in your life?
Do you have a lot of hurt, anguish, or suffering in your life?
Is it possible that God is doing anything special in your life right now?
One of the most significant promises in the entire Bible is found in Romans 8:28 (KJV),
"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."
Looking back, I could never have imagined that I would be sharing this message with you all about how God worked in my life and changed it for His glory. I've been through a lot of pain, rejection, and sorrow that no one close to me or even my family knows about. I ran away from home because of family issues, just carrying a few sets of clothes with me in my backpack, and that was the beginning of my troubles. I've lived in poverty and been on the verge of death numerous times, However, I witnessed firsthand how our God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, turned my life around, re-embraced me in His loving arms, and gave me a fresh beginning.
And it is for this reason that I am passionate at the prospect of being able to share the redeemed grace and overflowing love of God and our Lord Jesus Christ with all of you, especially now that we are all living in perilous times.
I believe that God places challenges and afflictions in our lives for a specific reason and with a certain purpose in mind. It's natural to feel downhearted and pessimistic about our prospects or future, as if we'll never make it. In contrast, when we are on the verge of giving up, our LORD JESUS will lift us up and show us the path to take in order to find Him, as He is the only WAY and the only ONE who can help and save us in times of trouble.
My life has been transformed by our LORD JESUS, and I am confident that He can do the same for you!
How? Every circumstance is being orchestrated by God to work together for the good of those who love Him, and God is at the helm of the operation. Everything will come together for our benefit in order for us to reach His goal.
All of our pains and tribulations, persecutions, and natural disasters to which we are subjected are referred to as "everything" or "all things." Paul is thinking on the trials and tribulations of Christians.
All of our lives have been planned and directed by the Lord God, says the Apostle Paul. This is so that God's ultimate goal can be achieved in us and through us for His glory.
THE REAL GOAL - CONFORMITY TO CHRIST
What is God's purpose? His goal is to make us like His Son. That doesn't mean "everything" will function smoothly for everyone. It is only available to those who believe in Jesus Christ. Only those who love God understand how everything works together for their good.
The word "good" does not connote health, wealth, or prosperity. God seeks "goodness" in the shape of Christ-likeness. He is at work in all things to complete us in Christ. Then we may understand how God utilizes our sickness, pain, and sorrow to achieve His objectives in our lives. We come across many examples of nasty, evil things. It's naturally bad, but God makes it good.
Conformity to Christ's character is the "ideal" goal. The Lord God has planned and guided our entire existence, says Paul. This is so God's ultimate objective may be realized in us and through us for His glory. God uses even the most terrible acts to make us more like Christ.
We don't always understand how things work out until they're finished, and then we see how everything comes together to influence people through the gospel.
Remember, faithful followers of our Lord Jesus Christ, God's Word and His promises are forever true and trustworthy. Heaven and earth will pass away, but our Lord's Word will stand forever (Matthew 24:35). The Bible, on the other hand, frequently teaches us that the world we live in today will cease to exist or will not continue forever and even the heavens. As a result, nothing in our life can undermine God's purposes – absolutely nothing! This is what Romans 8:28 is all about.
While circumstances might seem not always work in our favor, "God works all things" for His ultimate purposes. And He is actively involved in our life. They were created by God to work toward that aim. Even evil things are fashioned to accomplish His plan when joined with everything else. "All things" are brought together and contribute to God's eternal purpose through the unfathomable love and infinite wisdom of our All-Powerful God!
"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." (Romans 8:28)
“Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 1:6)
God's everlasting plan for you and me did not come to a stop at the time of salvation, when we confessed Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior; rather, it is only just the beginning. Despite the fact that we may stumble and fall along the way, our Lord Jesus will always pick us up and help us to get back on our feet because He is true to who He is. No matter what circumstance or situation you and I are going through right now, we can always be confident and assured that our God will work all things for our good and will fulfill and finish His promise to us to be like Christ and to live with Him forever. AMEN!
Pounds, W. (2006, August 2). The Eternal Purpose Of God . Abide in Christ. http://www.abideinchrist.com/selah/aug2.html.