God's Work In Our Lives
Updated: Nov 13, 2021
“And we know God causes everything to work together for the good of those Who love God and are called according to His purpose for them”
(Rom. 8:28 NLT)
In the last message I talked about how this scriptural principle teaches us how God uses everything we go through to work out for our good and His Glory. In this message I want to put emphasis on the qualifying aspect of this scripture. Often when this Scripture is quoted, the most important part is left off, “For the good of those who LOVE GOD and are called according to HIS PURPOSE for them”. Unfortunately, this scripture is not applicable if we are not living lives that honor God. In his book “The 5 Love languages”, author Gary Chapman shares the importance of knowing your spouse’s love language so that you can express love to him/her in a way that is received as love. We all have different love languages, and it’s always exciting when our loved ones demonstrate love to us in our love language. Well, our God has a love language too. Jesus shared with us in the word of God how to express our love for Him and Father God. “All who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and we will come and make our home with each of them. Anyone who doesn’t love me will not obey me. And remember my words are not my own. What I am telling you is from the Father who sent me” (John 14:23-25 NLT). So, the Lord Jesus’s and Father God’s love language is obedience! “Love involves obedience, and obedience involves love. Consequently, obedience is the great proof of our love for God. It’s obeying God that is the key to benefiting from this scriptural principle.
Prayer: Father God, I understand your love language is obedience to your word. Thank you for giving me the grace to live a life that honors you. Thank you for working everything in my life out for my good and your glory.
In Jesus name I pray. Amen