You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.
This is one of my favorite verse in the Bible because it reminds me that no matter what the devil tries to use to harm me God can turn it around and it use it for good. God can use your past to help others and even your deepest pain can be used to set your calling in motion.
Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
Keep doing what the Lord has called you to do and do it with all of your heart. God will equip you and strengthen you to accomplish your purpose. The Lord sees everything you do and he won’t forget the love you demonstrate to his people, nothing you do for him is a waste of time or effort.
Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness.
You have a new identity in Christ. You are no longer a slave to sin and because you’ve been set free from sin you can offer yourself to God so he can use you for his purpose. Devote yourself to God and to his service with all your heart.
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
God has given you gifts specific to the purpose he has for you. Your job is to figure out what you are passionate about and how to use those gifts to bless the world around you. Your goal should be to use up every bit of your gift so that the Lord is glorified.
A person’s steps are directed by the Lord. How then can anyone understand their own way?
God is at work in your life and is directing your steps for his purpose. You may be going through a hard time, but if you are faithful and obedient even when you don’t understand where he’s leading you, you will see the fruits of your labor.
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Jesus Christ to do the good works, which God prepared in advanced for us to do.
God put a desire in your heart for a purpose that he planned long ago. Step out in faith asking God for guidance and direction in fulfilling your God given dreams. Don’t let doubts or the devil keep you from being all you can be for the Lord.
Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
God’s love flows to us and it needs to flow through us. When we receive God’s love it changes us so much that we feel the need to share it by loving one another. When we share it with others they are able to receive love not only from us but directly from God. God’s love is meant to be shared.