The Word On Monday: Together For Good ๐ŸŒผ

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Romans 8:28 KJV

When I need help making homemade mashed potatoes, my kids pitch in and we all work together as a team. My youngest son does the peeling, my littlest girl handles the washing, my oldest son works on the chopping and after I cook them, my oldest daughter does the mashing.

We work together. If we left the potatoes unchopped or unpeeled, sitting out in its own entity, untended to, there would not be a bringing together of each separate task to complete the finished project: our supper!

It’s a process. Our lives are a process too.

And that’s God’s promise to those who LOVE Him.

He will work together all the trials, problems and challenges in life for our good.

It may be immediate but a lot of the time it may not right away or ever in this lifetime. The hardest part of being transformed into Christlike person is that the peeling, washing, chopping, cooking, and mashing may not feel so great at the time. But God promises to work it out for our good. To put those separate endevours into a beautiful specialty. Namely, our souls. He promises to bring spiritual good out of all things. Our souls are everything to God, in fact, that’s why He sent Jesus to die for them.

Here’s what Joni Eareckson Tada says about how good can come from suffering:

* Suffering can cultivate a proper reverence and respect for God in our hearts.

* It helps us appreciate the sacrifice Christ made to rescue us from hell.

* It fills our hearts with gratitude to Jesus who bore our sins and who will ultimately put an end one day to sin, suffering, and sorrow.

* Suffering is the textbook that teaches us about our true selves and what is hidden in our hearts.

* Hardships increase our empathy towards others who face similar problems.

My friend, this is how God uses all things for good. It may be hard to see it as good right now but trusting that God will work good in us and bring good out of hardships can be done if we believe His word and what He promises to us.

It may look like rain clouds now but there is sunshine and growth to those who LOVE God.

Much love,

Viv ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒน

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Author: Vivian

I'm a TBI warrior whose hope and strength comes from God.

46 thoughts on “The Word On Monday: Together For Good ๐ŸŒผ”

  1. Youโ€™re a blessed young lady, Vivian! Despite your issues, He gave you a loving family that not only helps you but you bond while youโ€™re getting things done!

    Hope yโ€™all have a blessed Monday!

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    1. Awwww, John thanks. I’ve had to learn how to get my kids to pitch in and help. I used to do it all but that’s just not possible anymore, and if I try, I end up a vegetable for days. God’s working good in that too! ๐Ÿ˜Šโ˜บ

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      1. I’m so glad you loved it and I appreciate your support!! I was just reading your blog and commenting too!! God bless you !๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒนโค

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  2. โคBeautiful and inspiring, dear Viv. I so agree. The care of your family’s love speaks volumes. It’s that level of love God cherishes, unity of the heart. All does work together for our good, when the love of Christ is in us.
    Life is not easy, it has its many challenges, but through it all faith gets us through.

    Thank you for sharing.
    May God continue to bless you and your beautiful family with good health and love, always. ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ•Š
    Much love, A

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    1. Thank you sweet lady!!โคโค God does cherish the heart unity!! I believe He blesses it abundantly as well. His love is so strong but it sometimes takes suffering for us to see that. At least in my case it did.

      God bless you always my friend!!!โคโคโค

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      1. The pleasure is mine in the way God uses you to inspire. And yes, the learning of comes with coming to terms with our own shortcomings, in needing His help to overcome our trials. We cannot do it alone and as you have said, ‘He blesses it [us] abundantly”.

        I receive your blessings as well, thank you. ‘For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.’ Amen! (Matthew 18:20).
        Blessings dear friend and my sister in Christ! Much love! ๐Ÿ™‚ Aida

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      2. Aida, I’m so grateful for your testimony! Thank you for sharing Matthew 18:20 with me this morning. Amen!! God is with us and holding us, guiding and supporting us as we journey on to our reward. Much love!!
        HUGS!! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ™

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    1. Amen dear Brenda.๐Ÿ™ God is faithful in allowing my own suffering because I’ve grown so much closer to Him. Had I remained in good health, I wouldn’t have seeked Him out like I do now. He is faithful! Psalm 119:75 says ‘I know, O Lord that thy judgements are right, and that thou in faithfulness, hast afflicted me.’ Thank you so much dear friend!โคโค

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    1. That’s so special Richard!! There’s such a deep legacy we pass on to our children through meal preparation, and family dinners. Just spending time talking and joking makes the process of cooking loads more fun…..and for my teenage boy who I think only likes to help so he can sample, it’s a big deal in more ways than one. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ•๐ŸŒญ๐ŸŒฎ
      Thanks so much for your comments!

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  3. Whatever the circumstances that come to us, we can rely on Godโ€™s promise in Romans 8:28. This is a promise for believers. Real believers. Those who are living for Christ. Not those who claim to believe in God but are living like the devil.

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    1. How true this is! We know that loving God goes with keeping His commandments. We know we love Him if we desire to live a life according to His word and precepts and if we strive to do so. I appreciate your comment Fay….Hugs!๐Ÿค—

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      1. Keeping his commandments is a sure expression of our love for our HEAVENLY FATHER…After all is said and done, the lives that we live and the light it generates, may produce the best sermons we will ever preach…remain bless Vivian

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