Posted on Sun, Apr 28, 2019
SMELLS LIKE BUTTERMILK BISCUITS
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28 NASB
The hardest thing for many believers is to see the final product in the great plan of God as they navigate difficulties. How can anything good come out of this? How will I make it through this time in my life? How indeed?
The Answer is found in the Text and demands that we take a closer look at the Text. Notice that the Text says:
“GOD CAUSES.” It is God’s sovereign work in our lives that causes all things to work for good. When the bad news comes, GOD CAUSES that to work for good. When we navigate the waters of change with all the turbulent uncertainties, GOD CAUSES that to work for good. When your heart is broken and the pillow swallows your tears in the cloak of night, GOD CAUSES that to work for good. Why does God do that in our lives? The Text tell us that God Causes all things to work for good: i) called to His Purpose. God does this in our lives because we
are IN CHRIST! Look at a sampling of what God does for us in Christ: We have Grace (1 Cor 1:4) We are Justified (Rom 3:24) We have Forgiveness (Eph4:32) We are a New Creation (2 Cor 5:17) We have All the riches of God’s glory (Phil 4:19) Every Spiritual Blessing (Eph 1:3) God graciously gives us all things (Rom 8:32). When we became attached to Jesus by faith, (in Christ) all that He is and all that He has is shared with us. “So then let no one boast in men. For all things belong to you, whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or things present or things to come; all things belong to you, and you belong to Christ; and Christ belongs to God” (1 Cor 3:21-23). Oh, if we would only believe God’s Wor d! God causes all things to work together for good! I am reminded of a story - One Sunday morning at a small southern church, the new pastor called on one of his older deacons to lead in the opening prayer. The deacon stood up, bowed his head and said, “Lord, I hate buttermilk.” The pastor opened one eye and wondered where this was going. The
deacon continued, “Lord, I hate lard.” Now the pastor was totally perplexed. The deacon continued, “Lord, I ain’t
too crazy about plain flour. But after you mix ’em all together and bake ’em in a hot oven, I just love biscuits.”
“Lord, help us to realize when life gets hard, when things come up that we don’t like, whenever we don’t
understand what You are doing, that we need to wait and see what You are making. After You get through
mixing and baking, it’ll probably be something even better than biscuits. Amen.” Hear God’s Word Again: And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
Ruling Elder Eli Reyes
Church of the RESURRECTION
“Where People Come Alive!”
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