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
According to His purpose.
I’m sure we have all read this scripture, been ministered to and transformed by it. We have it posted on our walls, or memorized on our hearts. It is indeed a powerful scripture and reminder that God is and remains in control of our entire lives. But there are 3 parts to this scripture, and they are interestingly interrelated. God works for those who love him. And God works for those who are called according to His purpose.
To love God is to obey His word.
Jesus says ‘If you love me, you would obey my commands’. So it is not just a breezy, easy thing to say we love God, because God will prove our love. In the same way God proves our faith by fire, God will surely prove our love for Him.
Many say they love God, but it is only with their mouths, not their hearts: since their actions make it evident that they love themselves and the world. You can say you will give me thousands of dollars, but until that money is in my possession, it is simply a statement. Actions reflect what is in our hearts.
The next part of the scripture says that “God works… for those who are called, according to His purpose”. Maybe you are someone reading who is waiting for God’s call:
I should tell you, He is calling you right now. He is actually attracting you to learn more about Him through this devotional.
The case for others is that you know without a doubt that God has called you..
The question we need to ask ourselves is, are you in God’s purpose?
Are we doing and being who God purposes us to be and do?
Does God only purpose people to serve in church ministry?
Thank you father God for your love and friendship. Thank you for your revelations and insight, May those who are in covenant with God arise to their purpose. May your strength and power use us in the world to destroy the works of the enemy. May our relationship be stronger, and if there is any obscurity in our faith may you clear it Lord. In Jesus name, Amen.