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All Things Work Together For Our God

  • The most valuable growth in this lifetime is, SPIRITUAL GROWTH
  • Good stuff and bad stuff happen’s to everybody, but we know that God is at work in it all.

    Romans 8:28
    “And we know that all things (good stuff, bad stuff) work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.

  • Sometimes God brings good stuff to us…a promotion, good health, a lovely wife, a house, a great education, a discounted holiday
  • And also God does good stuff in us, this is a little more painful, things like; patience, a call to prayer, increased kindness, being a better parent, a better spouse, humility, being more generous
  • all of these things require a cost for you to give up something…
  • God is either bringing stuff to me or working good stuff in me and building good character in me!!!
  • QUESTION: Did you know that Spiritual Growth is the MOST important growth?

So are you growing spiritually?

QUOTE: God is more interested in the production of your character than the provision of your comfort

How about you?

 

  • Maybe you thought you’d be further down this spiritual road by now
  • Maybe you’re still struggling with things you did 10yrs ago
  • Maybe you thought you’d be over this by now.
  • Maybe you thought you’d be a better parent, a spouse, an uncle, a better friend,
  • Maybe you thought you’d be able to share your faith more boldly by now

 

I want us to look at this principle of Spiritual Growth, in a Parable that Jesus told, of what the Kingdom of God is like; it’s located in one of the Gospels, and it’s found in
Mark 4: 26-29

Mar 4:26  Jesus said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground; Mar 4:27  and should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knows not how.  Mar 4:28  For the earth brings out fruit of itself, first the blade, then the ear, after that the full grain in the ear.  Mar 4:29  But when the fruit has been brought out, immediately he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come. 

GROWTH IS AN AMAZING THING!!!!   This farmer is not even controlling the growth…he doesn’t even know how it happens, the growth happens some for one seed and little for other seeds…but GROWTH DOES HAPPEN.

All Things Work Together For Our God