One thing that stands out and that I was reminded of – a KEY point “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who Love Him, those who have been called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28
Not in ‘some’ things, but in ALL things.
Everything in your life will work out exactly as God has promised as long as we put our faith, our hope in Him, allowing it to be manifest through Him and to His glory! We were created for a purpose! Is it not so that individuals with ‘worries’, ‘concerns’, ‘questions’ can and will see the example that is worked through your?
“Wow!I guess this ‘God thing is true….better get me some….” We have been called! Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine!!! I remember a song when I was growing up “Jesus’ people come together, let your light shine. O let it shine, shine, shine. Come on and let your light shine!” Are you allowing the awesome presence of God that bestows you with a glow to shine through you?
We can go in the scripture and see just what it says about ‘allowing people to see God in you.’ I will admit, I just spoke with my Mom about growing up with her and my Dad, she kept a ‘firm’ hand in making us go to church. You would think that in boarding house when away from home in school, there would be reason to ‘skip’ this ‘un-cool’ thing, but I remember going to church. Even though I was ‘young’ it made a difference.
More so, we briefly discussed her father who met his maker a long while ago. I said if I had seen him in my ‘dream’ , not knowing I was actually post-accident, I think I would have wanted to stay. It dawned on me that God truly knows all. If I had seen him, I would have thought it an amazingly ‘weird’ dream. I definitely think of it often, if given the chance to choose once again, which way would I go?
I actually at the beginning of my recovery read a book written by a Christian who drove out of town to attend a meeting for church planning activities. On the way back home, he was in a Motor vehicle accident and was pronounced. Yet, a Christian stopped left his car while ‘rescue crew’s were trying to ‘figure out’ what could be done. The corpse was covered, he went as led and prayed for Him. In turn he was given a choice. He was sent back, yes recovery was filled with challenges-but he wrote about it.
Funny enough Paul wrote to the ‘Churches’ as did the other apostles. In this day and age we have ‘digital media’, a much faster way to disseminate information. Technology is awesome, there are reasons that it can be used for wrong; but in essence that is ‘life’.
Let us review just what The Word says:
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declares the Lord, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you, declares the Lord, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile.
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? The Lord is on my side as my helper; I shall look in triumph on those who hate me. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes.
Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
1 Peter 5:7
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. …
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.
“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?
We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. For we who live are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So death is at work in us, but life in you. …
2 Corinthians 4:8-18
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
For we walk by faith, not by sight. I am hoping that this shed light on that topic. In ending this diatribe something was brought to my spirit. A question and a challenge!
“Have you commanded the morning since your days began,
And caused the dawn to know its place,
That it might take hold of the ends of the earth,
And the wicked be shaken out of it?
So, in faith we can do so much.