Interesting, isn’t it, you might say: “He tried to do good.” That implies that it’s work to do good. He had to try, to toil, to work to get it done. But, when you’re talking about bad, you say: “I didn’t want to do it, it just happened.” No work there. It’s almost as if someone forced it on you.
Well, get this. Divorce is hard enough on the couple and the people involved, but now in Holland a guy has come up with the “divorce hotel.” Yes, I’m serious. For $3000 you check in for the weekend and hash out matters, with the help of a mediator and other professionals. So now, are we making it even easier to end a marriage? The couples stay for a weekend, the results last a lifetime. (Running through my head is the line from “Hotel California”: You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.) Oh, the guy’s shopping his idea to hotels in the U.S. And, of course, there’s already interest in a reality TV show based on this concept!
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good…. Jeremiah 29
God wants to do good things in your life. Not because you’re deserving or because you’ve earned it, but rather because you’re NOT deserving and have NOT earned it. He has compassion on you and your situation.That’s God’s mercy and grace. With him, those are not just words…they’re actions.
When you have a relationship with God, you don’t want to do bad, you make an effort not to. When you fail, you ask and receive his forgiveness. Doing good becomes easier. God encourages you to do so. Maybe God’s hotel is one you might want to check into.