Do you Love God? Are You Among "The Called?"

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

God is famous for working miracles and turning things around for His people. It is good to know that God can cause "all things to work together for good." What we need to remember is that this promise is specific to those who, 1) "Love God" and, 2) are "the called according to His purpose."

We know that love is the first commandment. Jesus confirmed this and added that we should also love our neighbor as ourselves. Without true love (the kind that acts and not just feels), our motivations are not trustworthy.

Being among "the called" is not merely acknowledging a personal call from God. It is laboring with others as the Body of Christ in order to collectively fulfill God's purpose. I have often said that, "We don't have our ministry, we are an extension of Christ's ministry through His church." Therefore, if we are not flowing with and through God's church, we are not functioning among "the called."

God's purpose is always bigger than ourselves. His purpose encompasses all believers and all people, all the time. God's wants people saved and in relationship with Himself.

Ephesians 3:10 to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places, 11 according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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