All things work together for the good!

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, whohave been called according to His purpose.” 

Romans 8:28/NIV

For quite a few years, I have enjoyed writing devotionals! Throughout this time, I have developed a linear way of thinking and writing process to capture a reader’s attention and develop a storyline that leads them to the final conclusion and main teaching point. I’m not the greatest at this, but with the help of several great mentors, I have seen improvement. Though I am not a poet, I have some creative writing skills, and recently while reading and meditating on Romans 8:28, the following poem came to mind. Let’s see how this goes! 

Daily, God should be my purpose and focus, 
My actions and deeds should not be bogus! 
When called according to His will and purpose, 
My actions and outcome will be a real plus! 
As I love the Lord, I will seek to serve Him, 
I’ll do His work while singing a hymn! 
Good happens for those who love the Lord, 
With the Lord, we should be of one accord! 
Jesus said we should love one another, 
This quality I should extend to my brother! 
In Him, all things work together for good, 
I think that is the way it should! 
Dear Lord, I’ll follow Your plan as I should, 
And all things will work together for good! 

Romans 8:28 is a Bible verse I’ve had different views about over the years. When reading this verse early in my Christian faith walk, my quick assumption would be, “everything will be fine when tough things are happening.” We hope relief will soon come when tough seasons occur and the storm blows away. Sometimes the arduous season may be long-lasting and a tough process to endure. How will all things work together for good? Hmm, let’s consider this further! 

 When called according to God’s will and purpose, all things will work for the good of those who love Him. The ultimate good involves completing God’s master plan, and the outcome will bring glory and honor to Him. Even amid a tough season, I need to remember God comes first, and I need to do the work He has placed before me to do. God’s glory and honor are most important! I hope the poem about Romans 8:28 is a creative way of looking at this verse. Perhaps it will help creatively consider ways to bring glory and honor to God! 

Many blessings to you! 

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