So because here’s how I understand this verse. When I break it down, the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will works all things according to the counsel of the will. I believe it’s not speaking to how he is manipulating everything, but I believe it’s speaking to how he works. Let’s break down the verse real quickly. He works all things. How does he work? All things according to the counsel of his will. Has anybody ever counseled anybody? I’m not talking about just professionally, but you gave them some counsel, gave some advice. You bet ever give anybody some advice and they didn’t take it. You may ever gave anybody life tips and they disregarded it Mt. Carmel Church.

You said, Hey, I think just to be a good idea for you to not do that. I think, I think it’d be a good, you know, they come to you and say, Hey, what are you thinking? And, and, and you tell them what to think of. How do I, how many times people come to me, it’s a pastor say, Hey, pastor up, here’s my situation. I just wonder what you think. And I said, okay, well here’s what I think. Okay, thank you. And they go out and do exactly what they were wanting to do anyway Mt. Carmel Church. what he’s saying here, that God works all things according to the council.

that word counsel means they thought out, plan the counsel of his will for Lima. What is God’s will? God’s will is his heart’s desire or pleasure. Check it out. Let’s put it together in him who works all things. So everything that God does, he does it out of the fog out plan that comes from his heart’s desire for you. It does not mean that he’s orchestrating everything that’s going on because we live in a fallen world and there is evil in the world that is working because we have free will Mt. Carmel Church.

It’s saying that everything that God does, he works it out of the counsel of his heart’s desire for you. So how’s that work for me? That tells me this, that whatever situation I’m in, even if I’ve made a mess of my life, God says, Hey, wherever you are right now, Jen, everything that I’m going to work in your life, if you will follow me, I’ve got a plan for you and it’s my heart’s desire for you. So everything I’m working is based on my heart’s desire. I’m always leading you towards my desire. People throughout this will, Romans eight 28 all things work together for good.

there’s another part of the verse. Sometimes it’s only part of the verse. Some people know all things work together for good and you know I believe this must be God’s will that he’s just going to work it out just because. Let’s read the rest of the verse. All things work together for the good, for those who love, for those who, those those specific people. Now all things don’t work together for good for everybody.

I’m just reading the Bible. All things don’t work together for good for everybody. All things work together for the good of those size specific people. Now those who are those, those who love God love God. Well, I love God. No, no, no, no, didn’t, didn’t, didn’t we got to know what love God means. Our Bible, we got to define a biblically, biblically says that if you love God, you will keep his commandments. The Bible says, if I say I love God and hate my brother and sister, I’m a liar Mt. Carmel Church.

the Bible says, if I say I love God, but I don’t keep his commandments, I’m a liar. Those who love God, so if I’m going to all things going to work together for a good mean, number one, I have to love God and do what he tells me to do. I’m not saying I do it all the time, I don’t, but when I do, things can work together for good to me. Number one, love God. Number two, who are the called according to his purpose, to call according to the purpose. Some people use this as a verse to call out certain select people that only select people. God has chosen that word called the Greek word. Kaleo is an invitation word, not a controlling word. It’s a word that means to call out, to invite. Like many are called, few are chosen call, call. If you call a tryout for a sports team,

and certain people would make the team their chosen people that didn’t answer the call aren’t chosen. Is it because the person picking the teams didn’t want them? They’re not chosen because they didn’t show up. They didn’t answer the call since. For those that are called according to his purpose, so now all things are going to work together. When I choose to love God and do what he tells me to do and I answer the invitation to walk in his purpose for my life, that’s when things are going to work together for my good. When I don’t choose his way, and let me tell you, sometimes I don’t. For me, sometimes I don’t do it in thoughts. I know in a moment the way I’m supposed to think. I know this is the way I’m supposed to think, but I feel this way. Which 1:00 AM I going to do Mt. Carmel Church?

Which 1:00 AM I going to do? Which one? Whatever. Oh, this feels so good. I want to feel this way, but it leads to destruction. Maybe not hell, but maybe severe loss, maybe relationship loss, maybe. Maybe self-esteem loss to my thoughts in my words. Sometimes I don’t want to say I know I shouldn’t say that. I know. How many times have you heard somebody start out a sentence like this? I know I shouldn’t say this, but well if you know you shouldn’t maybe shut, but we’re like that, right? So listen, here’s what we’re seeing. God says I have a will for you, but there’s a way for you to experience it. If we choose our way, we will get our results. I don’t want my results so I got to choose his way and sometimes his way is hard Mt. Carmel Church.

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