I was speaking to someone this morning about life and we both concluded that in the end it’s all good. Regardless of if storms come, regardless of if people turn against us, regardless of if we get married or stay single, regardless of what happens in life, it’s all good! It is not about the storms it is about having peace, and peace is determined by Jesus. For example, if I believe Paul when he said in the book of Romans
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. -Romans 8:28
Then I realize that it really doesn’t matter what life throws at me, because in the end it will work out in my favor. A buddy of mine and dear friend told me yesterday about how his father-in-law hates him and how this made it hard for him to love his wife’s family. I told him that if it had not been for his father-in-law and mother-in-law that he wouldn’t have his wife and child. Peace comes from perspective. He could choose to focus on the hate his father-in-law has for him or focus on the blessing that came from his in-laws existence. One choice leads to resent me and the other leads to gratitude. When we live a life of gratitude and joy, peace itself instantly becomes inescapable. Seeking the heart of God first leads us to joy, peace, forgiveness and love so then it really is all good. Jesus in the book of Matthew says:
Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. – Matthew 6:33
When you consider what Jesus says in Matthew along with what Paul says in Romans, you can view life with a whole new set of eyes. If you lose a family member, job, land, property, marriage, scholarship, award, whatever, and you are living for God than you know that whatever you lost will be used to set you up for something much greater in the future. This would explain what James says in the book of James:
2Dear brothers and sisters,a when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. 3For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. 4So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing. – James 1:2-4
My Word Today family, always remember that we need nothing so any and everything that we have is a blessing. If we get blessed with everything we ever wanted in life and could have ever dreamed of than we must adopt the attitude of, “No biggie, it’s all good” if not we will be devastated if we lose even the smallest thing. On the other hand, if everything we have gets taken away we must still adopt the outlook that it is all good because James explains to us that loss perfects us and once perfected we will need nothing. This means that we will truly understand that the one thing we need for peace and joy can never be taken away and that one thing is Jesus.
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Love you and God Bless! – LJG