Good

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. — Romans 8:28

God has a purpose. All have been called to fulfill that purpose. Not all want to take part in the fulfillment of His purpose. But to those who love God and desire to fulfill His purpose will see God at work causing all things to work together for good.

My question. Does that mean good by my definition or perspective of good or God’s perspective of what is good for His purpose and what is best for me?

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

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4 thoughts on “Good

    • Paul, thank you for your comment. Our perspective and God’s perspective should be the same by us aligning our perspective to His. Sometimes our life contains suffering that we would consider not to be good but in God’s perspective that suffering may be necessary for the good of ourselves and others. Look at Jesus and what He went through on the cross. It was not good to go through that but the good that came from it brought salvation and reconciliation to mankind. It also brought great joy to Christ who once again sat down at the right hand of God.

      We as His creation often look at things working out for the “good” here and now. Don’t get me wrong, God has richly blessed me this side of eternity, but there were times I had to ask myself how far will my trust in the Lord go if I don’t see the “good” come to me here. Am I willing to persevere so I can see all the “good” when I see Jesus face to face?

      So do our definitions have to differ. Hopefully not but it does take a close walk with the Lord to see His perspective and accept it.

      Thanks again, Paul, for the question. It helps to sharpen me. — Sharon

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      • “So do our definitions have to differ. Hopefully not but it does take a close walk with the Lord to see His perspective and accept it.”

        Oddly, a conversation elsewhere sparked an image: of a wristwatch. And how we see the second hand sweep silently and consistently around the face of the timepiece. Second after second. Yet inside the watch are loads of little bits and pieces doing what they were designed for – never seeing or knowing that there is a second hand – never knowing that what they do individually comes together to allow this second hand to be seen by me. Allows me to live a life amongst others and others’ demands on my time.

        And how so often we demand to see “God’s second hand” – we need to be the second hand – and cannot be satisfied elsewhere. I find more and more, that as I walk closer with the Lord – I need to know less and less. Which is weird when I step back and apply logic to that! 🙂

        Thank you for prompting the sharpening on both sides!! 🙂

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      • I love the statement “as I walk closer with the Lord — I need to know less and less”. To me that equates to trust which brings about peace. Like a child who goes about their day doing what babies do but never worrying about the cares of the world. Why? Because Mommy and Daddy are working behind the scenes meeting the needs of that child so that child can be about their purpose with the help and guidance of their folks. Innocence and trust.

        “For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified.” 1 Corinthians 2:2

        He knows all I need to know and believe He will teach it and reveal it as I need it.

        Enjoyed the comment. Thanks Paul.

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