[The Glory Unveiled]
“But I want you to know, brethren, that the things which happened to me have actually turned out for the furtherance of the gospel,” [ Philippians 1:12 NKJV ]
The apostle Paul referred to his imprisonment when he said “the things which happened to me.” In retrospect, he saw it as something that had helped in the furtherance of the gospel.“ The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it” (Psalms 24:1). God as the owner and manager of the earth is able to use any situation at all to advance His agenda. Unfortunately, we label anything that does not give immediate benefit as bad. But God, who sees the end from the beginning, calls everything good because He is able to make good of every situation, causing even the “bad” to do His bidding. If only we could see as God sees, we would understand that, the negative experiences and events around and in our lives are occasions to further the course and purpose of God in His time. The apostle added that his imprisonment had boosted the confidence of many believers. People will courageously go out in the name of Jesus because Paul was imprisoned but was still preaching about Jesus. His courage gave others courage. In fact, many people became saved because Paul was imprisoned. They had the opportunity to hear the good news in prison. Wherever we find ourselves, we can make impact with the little resources we have. Paul did not fold with the excuse of his predicament. He continued the work of God as if he was actually free. Whatever is happening to you now, can turn for the good of God’s plan for you. Just play your part.
Prayer_Bead: Lord Jesus, thank you for your faithfulness. In every situation, you remain with me. Thank you.
Wisdom_Quote: God is faithful at all times.
#GNews: Unveiling the glory of God.