God’s Work in Our Lives
God working in our present life is as certain as his work in the eternal future.
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. 29 For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren; 30 and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified (Romans 8:28-30).
God the Holy Spirit and God the Son are interceding for us to the Father, and the Father wants us to have spiritually rich and effective lives. We can help this process by responding to his love with our love. Jesus and the Father are in a reciprocal love relationship: they keep responding to each other’s affection and loving actions. Good friendships and healthy marriages are in such reciprocal relationships. Neither party worries about initiating such actions, because they spontaneously do loving things for each other. So should we.
Romans 8:28 tells us that we are involved in the Father’s elective eternal plan, and part of that plan is to base our effectiveness and blessing in this life on our response to his love. Spiritually we can improve on our immediate future but remember NOTHING can improve on our Heavenly future!