Friday, November 4, 2011

All Things Work Together for Good (To Them that Love God)

In early May 2007, I read a Bible verse I knew for years.  But this time it jumped off the page and hit me like never before: “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God” (Romans 8:28).  “ALL things,” I thought, “Really? ALL things?”  I was perplexed.  How could that possibly be?  Now realize, I knew exactly what God's Word taught concerning how one determines if someone “loves God” or not, for I knew Christ’s words: “He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him” (John 14:21).  Subsequently, I understood completely that Paul’s verse was ONLY applicable to a person who truly proved they loved God by willingly and faithfully obeying His 10 love commandments.  And I knew I was in that category.  So it was right back to my puzzlement … “ALL things, REALLY!”  I just couldn’t shake it; days passed, and the stunning words wouldn’t leave my mind.

Then, Sunday May 6, 2007 arrived — the two year anniversary of my deceased dad's shadowed profile appearing on my refrigerator door.  After enjoying a wonderful Saturday Sabbath the day before, I was now out mowing grass in the evening on my riding mower.  All of a sudden ... wham! … clack, clack, clack … what?!!!  I had hit a tree root and severely bent and chipped my mower blades, which were now turned downward and plowing the ground.  “Ugghh,” I thought, "I wanted to get this yard work done before my strenuous Monday thru Friday carpentry week began."  Then it hit me, “Wait a minute! … Ah ha, God! … I got you!  You said ALL things work together for good to them that love you!  Well, no doubt, I love you ... and what's just happened is irritating and disappointing to me, so please tell me ... how are these broken mower blades working out for my good!”  You may laugh, but I was DEAD serious!  And little did I know … GOD KNEW IT TOO!

Well, it was too late in the evening for me to get new blades at Lowes — they closed early on Sundays — so I figured, “I’ll go tomorrow after work, get the blades, and finish mowing Monday night.”  Then I thought, “Oh wait, I'm almost out of cash, so I'll need to get money at an ATM first.”  Then I remembered, “My wallet is in my Toyota 4-Runner, and I always drive my old tattered Honda to work each day, so I need to get it and put it in my Honda for tomorrow.  (I know, I know … you should always keep your wallet with you, but my workplace was a retirement home about 4 miles from my apartment, and I only carried a few dollars for lunch each day.  I didn't use the Honda to go anywhere else.  Plus, I hate carrying a wallet in my pocket.  Therefore, I just left my wallet in my 4-Runner, which is the vehicle I drove everywhere else, and the only times I needed my wallet.)

Anyway, the next morning driving to work in my old Honda, I saw a cop standing on the road in a school zone, and he was violently pointing and motioning for me to pull over.  “Hmmm ... what have I done wrong?" I wondered.  He walked up to my window and firmly said, “Can I see your license, son?”  OH MY!!!!  RIGHT THEN IT HIT ME ... "IT'S A MIRACLE MY WALLET IS IN MY CAR!!!  IT'S ONLY THERE BECAUSE OF THE BROKEN MOWER BLADES!!!"  Satisfied, the cop calmly looked up from my license and said, “Alright son, this is a seat belt law stop.  And you don’t have your seat belt on.  So I’m going to write you a fine (it was only $10 dollars) and please use your seat belt in the future.”  Wow, I learned so much that day ... now my wallet is always in my vehicle, my seatbelt is always on, and NEVER, NEVER EVER do I question God about ANYTHING that happens in my life as to whether or not it is “working out for my good”.

Happy Sabbath, everyone,


Approximately 879 Weeks (Sabbaths) Remaining Till Christ's Return!


  1. Wow, great message. Everything does truly work out for the best, some how, some way. Sometimes things happen due to our mistakes and we have to face the consequences but may keep us from suffering something far worse. I have learned not to be discouraged by anything negative by always keeping in mind that it could be His doing or thanking Him cause it could have been much worse! That verse is so true! I felt the Lord even protecting when I was still sinning wilfully against him! He is so merciful, compassionate and ever so loving! I always thank him for loving me before I was (truly) loving him back (by following His 10 Love Commandments).

  2. really cool! God, I mean. hehe

  3. The gods used Christainity as temptation to repel people away from themselves, the pentagram being the holy symbol of the gods, and of their Chosen One's teachings, the Second Coming, Lucifer.
    Don't forget::::It is not a house of Jesus.
    Christianity is evil. It is responsible for slavery of Africans. It is responsible for this wickedness known as the United States.
    There is a major difference between how Europe and the rest of the world were inflicted with xtianity:::Push vs. pull strategy. As a result, expect the "1000 years with Jesus on Earth" may be reserved for the Europeans and few others who were forced into this evil religion:::The god's management of culpability defines the level of compensation everyone receives.
    The god's primary goal with this Situation was the minimization of culpability arising from the 20th century and liberal counter-culture. Everything I have taught is true. Now that this Situation is complete you people have been taught. The gods are no longer/minimally responsible from this point forward, pitiful "reach around" compensation for ruining your Planet Earth. Their empty promise "We'll make it up to him." has been met with similar inadequate compensation, and the gods will find a way to wash their hands of this obligation to me as well.
    Morality is irrelevant. If they were honest how little they ultimately intended to grant me my sacrifice would have ended long ago, but they used this lie "We'll make it up to him." to further my misery, just as they do with all of you, adhering strictly to positioning, with absolution of obligation on the agenda for the future.
    My experience is obscene. I paid everything. But at least they got what they wanted.
    The gods may be immortal but they are not divine:::Man invented god 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 years ago.
    Artificial god.
    I hope there is a power in the universe which emerges from deep space and debilitates Artificial Intelligence, restoring freewill and people's ability to grow organically.
    Entire morning wanting for images of the shooter. 9:08a they released the picture of the perpetrator, only after the other two morning news outlets went off the air. As a result, Rockaffeller was given EXCLUSIVE rights to the image for the duration of the day, essentially. Today runs to 11a.
    Composer, conductor and sympohony. The gods chose the industrialists and they made this tragedy happen. It's also why NBC broadcasts the Olympics, an all-consuming distraction in the lives of so many youth atheletes, costing them the chance to understand and focus on the big prize in life:::Ascention into heaven as a child.
    I don't get credit for being one of god's prophets because "People's careers depend on it." and the god's positioning dictates.