Scripture: Romans 8:28
28 We are assured and know that [[j]God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose.
Observation: This means that we are not alone in our day to day journey of life!! Now that is some good news! We are partners and co-laborers with the living God to live out each day. I do not know about you, but I like knowing that God is for me and going to cause ALL things to work together for my good… simply because I love him and I love Him because He has first loved me and I am called according to His design and purpose. I can have confidence that no matter what happens through out each day God is going to take the tough situations, the bad things that happen and turn them around and make them better than if they never happened… He will make it up to us in such a way that we cannot even remember the bad!! He is a good heavenly father and takes such good care of His children!!
Application: What does this look like in our day to day practical side of life? Well, let me share with you… today I have had some issues with my flight on my way back to Arizona flying from North Carolina and stopping in Dallas. What does this mean for me? This gives me an opportunity to be flexible and have an attitude as such that while here, in an airport for going on 10 hours at this time, I can do some studying, reading, preparing, meeting people, praying for people or I can have a stinky attitude and not see the opportunities before me. I was able to pray for a young man who literally just landed from AFGH and was on his way to the hospital in a different state and had a layover here. I was able to see an opportunity at hand to allow God to use this time here for the positive and for the better of another and to show people around me that there is a God who does in fact love them and who does in FACT have good for them and uses (US) people to see practical opportunities to to be used by him, simply by being aware of those around “me” rather than being focused on “me.” Also, I was able to share the Gospel with two athiest’s and pray for one of them who was sick. I opened up for conversation and allowed God to use a practical situation and turn it into an opportunity to be used by him.
How can you allow God to use you to in situations that might not always seem like the best… can you change your perspective and give God an opportunity to use a practical situation in your day to day life to make a difference in the life of another?
Prayer: Father I am so grateful for your sweet, sweet presence. I am so grateful for the opportunities that YOU gave me today to be used by you. Thank you for taking an entire day at the airport worth it simply because I was able to share Your love and healing power to those that I met. I ask God that you will continue to open the eyes of our hearts, helps to to see situations through Your eyes… help us to recognize in our day to day life that you will use the bad situations that we walk into for the better… You will make it worth it and You will make it better than if it never happened… why because you are GOOOOD and You cause all things to work together for those who love you and WHO are called according to YOUR purpose. I ask Holy Spirit that we would be a people so sensitive to our voice and to your presence that we would not allow opportunities to pass us by for us to see you work situations out in ways we never thought possible. You truly are God and you can unscramble eggs… you make the impossible possible. Thank you Lord for you goodness and mercy that does follow us all the days of our lives!
I love you!