Grace Happens

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“And all shall be well. And all shall be well. And all manner of thing shall be well.” – Julian of Norwich

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Romans 8:28-30

We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. For those he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, so that he might be the firstborn among many. And those he predestined he also called; and those he called he also justified; and those he justified he also glorified.

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What a comforting passage this is from St. Paul!

He knew that he knew that he KNEW that all things would work for good when you are loving God, which means acting out of love for all things.

This is our purpose in each moment which is the only moment we’ve got.

It’s the only time that is real: right now.

When we act out of compassion and love, the Spirit will use all the good to overcome the seemingly bad.

The rest of this passage is simply beautiful.

God foreknew each of us and predestined us to be conformed to the image of Jesus.

Let me repeat that:

God foreknew each of us and predestined us to be conformed to the image of Jesus.

Jesus is the blueprint in each of us, and we will be eventually conformed to the image of Christ.

Each of us is called by God and are already justified and glorified by God.

Too good to be true?

St. Paul knew this at his core after he himself was radically changed by the Grace of God.

Once you know your innate belovedness, what is there to fear?

As St. Paul went on to say: “For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor future things, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38-39).

Nothing!

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Remember: God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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