Called according to His purpose!

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We read in Romans 8:27-28 those powerful verses.

27 And He who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. 28 And we know that God works all things together for the good of those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose.

I must confess that it took me a bit of time before I understood the promise contained in verse 28. Paul says: we know and therefore he gives us a testimony. He has tasted and seen the goodness of the Lord since He met Him on the road to Damascus as narrated in Acts 9. It is so important for us, our Father’s adopted children to realise that we must trust the Lord at all times. In the bad times, as now, in this dire situation, our Father is still in control, He is working things out in the background, some say, bad things turn out to be good. I am not going to analyse the whole perspective but rather I’d like to give you an example.

When I was teaching in England, I was a class tutor. After registration, one of the students, let’s call her Chloe seemed very upset so as we moved out of the classroom to go out for our lunch, she told me her parents were going for a divorce. (1) I felt I had to say this: I am a Christian and if you want, I will pray for your parents and your family. She agreed and she went out for lunch. I prayed for them as I said, thinking why on earth did I say that. I knew it had come from my mouth just as the Lord wanted me too. Three months later, at the end of the registration, Chloe and her friends were giggling as they were packing up, then she said to me casually, by the way miss, my parents have gone back together, I’m so happy. I answered Fantastic news. Hallelujah!

Going back to Romans 8:28, we have to persevere and soldier on valiently even though it seems hard and almost impossible, but we know that the Lord is in us, the Holy Spirit is helping us and we take refuge under his wings. However, at times, the war rages on, and we have to go and hide a bit like David (Samuel 19:1-2) it could be ‘bearing the dark clouds and shutting up’ and praying that the storm passes.

Question for you dear reader. Let me know what is your view on this verse!

God bless you my friends in the mighty name of Jesus-Christ, our Saviour and our Healer. AMen

(1) I am convinced that there should be ‘good reasons’ to divorce as all parties in a divorce suffer, the parents and the children, and then the family round them. My parents divorced after 33 years of marriage and it caused havoc in our life. When I started to read the Bible, I found this verse “For I hate divorce!” says the LORD, the God of Israel. “To divorce your wife is to overwhelm her with cruelty, ” says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies. “So guard your heart; do not be unfaithful to your wife.” Malachi 2:16

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