Gods Will Is Always Good Enough
The Apostle Paul wrote to his brethren in Thessalonica, believers in Christ. He told them to give thanks in every circumstance of life, whether they seemed good or bad. Pastor Kent McBay recently taught the truth that God*s will is always good enough for His children. A Christian should know that. He should try to get into it and stay in it. He should know that absolutely nothing happens to him by chance. If we are Christians, everything that happens to us is directed by the Lord. He has a plan for each of us and He is sovereign. If we don*t know and believe those things about Him, we don*t know Him well enough.
1 Thessalonians 5:1, 18: But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. . . . 18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
Jeremiah 29:11: For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
1 Thessalonians 2:13: For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.
Philippians 1:6: Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
Philippians 2:12-13: Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. 13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
Ephesians 2:10: For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
When we are in His will the good things are usually obvious. When we are out of His will the good things will be the chastisement and correction. We don*t always understand that they are good.
Hebrews 12:11: Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
When I find myself complaining it helps to remember that God has a plan and He knows what He is doing. It also helps to remember that I always belong to Him, He always loves me and is always taking special care of me.
Care to discuss Gods Will Is Always Good Enough with Ron?