GREETINGS FROM THE TEMPLE ….
While watching the “Home-Going Services” for Congressman John Robert Lewis, some of the speakers kept referring to him getting into ‘good trouble’. I’m sitting here thinking: How do you get into ‘good trouble’? Of course, my Christian background led me to our Pastor Victor S. Brice’s teachings on: “Stability”. Now you’re thinking: “How does stability correlate to ‘good trouble’?” I’m glad you asked. Whether good or bad trouble, you will encounter pressures – demands – tensions – stress. You will need perseverance and stability to get you through them.
Stability: free from change or variation – endurance – steadfastness. Good trouble: ‘good trouble’ was the necessary trouble or actions used by Rep. John R. Lewis to accomplish his agenda. Though his actions may have been troubling for some, as well as for him, they were for the good of everyone. Rep. John R. Lewis taught about, and demonstrated against, civil disobedience and injustice using old and new tactics which sometimes resulted in ‘good trouble’.
“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” – Romans 8:28 (NLT)
Our Righteous Able God will turn everything around, in order, to fulfill His purpose. He will turn your dark days into light – your wrong into right – your heartaches into joy – your bad trouble into ‘good trouble’.
“God is shaking us out of our complacency.” – Pastor Victor S. Brice
“All of creation will be shaken and removed, so that only unshakable things will remain.” – Hebrews 12:27 (NLT)
There are four unshakable things that will remain: God’s Throne – God’s Word – God’s Church – God’s Child. Stay firmly anchored in God and in His Word. When trouble finds you – and it will – you will be unshakable and experience the ‘good trouble’ that He will provide.
“Get in a hurry about God and the things of God.” “Pattern your life based on the Word of God. To not do so will create a deficit in your life.” – Pastor Victor S. Brice
“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they will follow me.” – John 10:27 (NLT)
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