Romans 8:28 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.
Many times we say things like, “All things work together for good, girl!” Which the other replies, “I know that’s right!”
That’s it. We stop right there as if the verse has a period behind the word good. We fail to recognize and accept that this “work together for good” is conditional. Certain requirements must be met to receive this benefit of God.
- Love God
- Be THE called according to His purpose
Loving God requires obedience, for it was Jesus who said, “If you love me, keep my commandments” (John 14:15).
Do women (and men) call themselves everyday to fulfill a purpose that is not godly or of God, but for themselves? Yes! However, we should want to make sure we are called according to His purpose, and not after man, the flesh or the traditions of men. The Bible tells us to make our calling and election sure. Know where you stand in God.
2 Peter 2:10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:
Hide it in Your Heart
“For the Good of Them” by Milton Brunson was ringing in my spirit this morning. I know God is encouraging me, and I want to pass that encouragement along. I want to remind someone that although you may feel weary right now or like you can’t see your way out, God is working things out for Y-O-U-R good— because you love Him and are THE called according to His purpose.
Remember who you are and Whose you are. Endure.
I hope you will also listen to the words of this song and let God give you courage to continue in Him…in patience and hope.