Romans 16:19-20 Everyone has heard about your obedience, so I am full of joy over you; but I want you to WISE ABOUT WHAT IS GOOD, and innocent about what is evil. The God of peace will SOON crush Satan under your feet.
Yesterday, as I walked the short distance to pick my daughter from kindergarten, the words of Romans 16:19-20 started flowing out of my mouth in form of a song we used to sing many years ago in my home church back in Kenya. Yes, God has been teaching me a great truth of late. Oh….and this is after what has been a tough season of going through the FLOODWATERS and THE FIRE.
Psalm 66:10-12 For you, O God tested us; you refined us like silver. You brought us into prison and laid burdens on our backs. You let men ride over our heads; we went through FIRE and WATER, but you brought us to A PLACE OF ABUNDANCE.
And yes, while we were going through the battle, we couldn’t understand why things were happening as they were. No, not until things had cleared up….and now, as I stand at the other side, God is saying to me.
BE A MASTER OF GOOD. PURSUE NOTHING BUT GOOD. EXCEL IN GOODNESS.
And while I was going through the difficult period, someone came along and said, ‘Don’t be too quick to acknowledge God over things He has no connection to.’ I bit my tongue and said nothing but I wondered if there was a truth in what was said. But…as time went by, the Lord began to put these thoughts in my heart.
In this particular season of testing, WE WERE EXCEL AT WHAT WAS GOOD. We did not blame anyone or point fingers, but instead, WE CARRIED OUR CROSS. We did not seek for justice for our persecutors, not even Godly justice, instead, we prayed for our persecutors. And above all, we relinquished any right to be right in the situation, and allowed GOD TO HAVE THE FINAL WORD.
So here is the word: BE A MASTER AT WHAT IS GOOD. Why? Because soon He will CRUSH…the oppressor right in front of our eyes. This is a promise. I am not longing for justice, but I WILL BE EXCELLENT at GOODNESS and INNOCENT of EVIL.
I don’t know what you have been through of late in your life. But God has a place for redemption for you. Don’t seek your own justice. Don’t seek to understand why you have to go through all the pain and hurt. It is God who allowed my family to go through a season of pain and hurt. Do not seek evil for evil. Do not be moved by what you see. God is about to move in ways that only He can. My friend, stay put!
God will meet you on the OTHER SIDE.
– Its a place of abundance
– Its a place of healing
– Its a place of settlement
– Its a place of increase
– Its a place of peace and silent confidence
So…if you want and desire to reach and meet Him at the other side, hear what He is saying today:
BE A MASTER OF GOOD! PURSUE GOODNESS and you will see the GOODNESS OF THE LORD IN THE LAND OF THE LIVING. Psalm 27:13
God bless you!