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I read a book a few years ago which turned out to be one of my favorite books from John Bevere, Good or God.
I’ve read a lot of John Bevere’s book but this one and The Bait of Satan are my favorites. I think both of these books belong in every Christian home.
With everything going on in the world right now and hearing everyone fighting over topics that are dear to them, I’m brought back to this book.
Because not everything that looks good is from God or of God.
You know the saying, “if it looks too good to be true, it probably is”?
Well…it probably is.
Is This A Good Thing or God Thing?
God is more concerned about our character than working on giving us all our wants. He isn’t a fairy or genie that we can call upon when we want some.
He is always there for us, but our wants are different than our needs. And as a good parent that doesn’t give a child all the candy they want, God doesn’t give us everything we want either.
I don’t want to spoil the book for you because you gotta get it if you don’t already have it, but one part really stands out in my mind the most that I want to share.
It starts in Genesis…the very beginning when Eve decided to take the forbidden fruit.
Now we know Satan fooled Eve, so let’s scroll down to Genesis 3:6
And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was delightful to look at, and a tree to be desired in order to make one wise and insightful, she took some of its fruit and ate it; and she also gave some to her husband with her, and he ate.
Eve didn’t take the fruit just to be disobedient. That wasn’t her thought at the moment. Do we choose to be disobedient?
Well…yes…but we don’t just say, “I feel like I’m not going to listen to my parents today.” At least I hope not.
The fruit looked good. It looked good for food, it was pretty, and it had benefits.
Why not take this fruit, what bad can come from it?
As we know, lots of bad came from it.
This rings true in our lives. Not everything that appears to be good is what God wants us to have.
Before taking on something that looks good, ask God, “Is this from you?”
How To Know If It Is A God Thing?
The first thing you want to do is pray.
Prayer is key.
Ask Him if this is what He wants for you.
Examine yourself to see if you are seeking your own will and your desires. Instead of His will and His desires.
Ask yourself if doing this will have you to compromise on your relationship with God.
Trust God because He has your best interest in heart
Wait until you get confirmation from God.
I highly recommend for you to get Good or God from John Bevere. The link is below as well as The Bait of Satan.
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Until next time,
Take care and God bless
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