If it’s good, it must be God. Right? These days we tend to believe whatever seems good must be in line with God’s will. But is that all there is to it? If good is so obvious, why does the Bible say we need discernment to recognize it? In this plan, best-selling author John Bevere offers a new perspective on what it means to live the good life.
- Ephesians 1:19
- Ephesians 2:10
- Ephesians 3:20-21
- Romans 5:17
The Good Life
Over the last nine days, we’ve studied what the Bible says about the life God has for us. We saw that God’s standard for good is different than ours and that His Word is the source of true wisdom. We determined that we find our greatest fulfillment in friendship with the God who yearns for intimacy with us. And we discovered that by receiving grace and pursuing holiness, we can see and know God.
Now that we’re equipped with these truths, we can turn our attention to the final subject in our study. I believe what we’re examining today will expand your vision in every area. We’re going to talk about living the good life.
The verses we’re reading in Ephesians today tell us three things about our lives:
- God created us in Christ Jesus to complete a life plan filled with good things.
- Through us, God is able to do far more than we can imagine, hope, or ask for.
- God’s power to accomplish these magnificent things is at work in and for all who believe.
This power is none other than God’s grace!
We already know grace is a gift of salvation and the empowerment to be holy. According to Romans 5:17, it also enables us to rule in life. By God’s grace, we’re empowered to overcome any obstacle we encounter in this world. We’re ordained to make a mark in our spheres of influence. And again, how do we access the power to live this way? We believe!
My friend, you are not limited by your past, family background, education, or anything else in the natural. God’s grace defines who you are and what you can do. Your potential is immeasurable. The only thing that can limit you is your faith.
Right now, I invite you to pray a prayer of faith. Ask the Holy Spirit to increase your expectations for what He will do in and through you. Dream big and believe. The good life is yours to embrace!
Thank you again for allowing me to share this journey with you. I pray that you’ll walk in the power of grace to see unprecedented things. May you grow in intimacy with God and display His goodness on the earth.
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