Challenge Yourself to Learn His Goodness!

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Is God always good? Yes.

Paul wrote to the Romans to remind them of God’s goodness in their lives:

“So we are convinced that every detail of our lives is continually woven together to fit into God’s perfect plan of bringing good into our lives, for we are his lovers who have been called to fulfill his designed purpose.” (Romans 8:28 TPT)

So, let’s challenge each other to embark on a journey of discovering how good he really is.

Where do we start?

  1. Make a list of prayer requests and answers. I wonder if we’d be astonished by how much God has manifested his goodness in our lives? He does so much in our lives that it’s easy to take them for granted. But when we’re needing an answer, this list is helpful to remind ourselves who he is and what he’s done.
  2. Recite the truth. From time to time, especially when I’m doubting or wavering in my faith, I often recite verses to remind me of his nature.

Here are some I recite:

  • You’ve gone into my future to prepare the way, And in kindness you follow behind me, to spare me from the harm of my past. (Psalms 139:5 TPT)
  • God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all. (1 John 1:5 NLT)
  • But God still loved us with such great love. He is so rich in compassion and mercy. (Ephesians 2:4 TPT)

      3. Challenge our faith: Instead of telling someone you hope they’ll feel better if they’re sick or suffering affliction, why not pray? Exercise our God-given authority. Instead of resigning to circumstances, why not trust in God and his goodness? He’s always on the offensive working things out for our good! Even when circumstances look stark.

I’m sharing with this community for accountability. I want my life to reflect the goodness of God because he’s done so much for me. It’s sometimes overwhelming when I meditate on how good he is.

I’m challenged to be more aware and open. This is not an indictment against me, but an encouraging admonition to know who I am and allow that life inside to shine to the lost.

With this being said, I’m realizing the battle is not without as much as it is within. In other words, what am I believing about myself? About God? About Jesus? About the Holy Spirit?

Just exploring this journey with each member of the Godhead is an adventure we all should embark! For this will change our lives and will affect others around us as well.

Instead of asking you a question, I’ll conclude with words of encouragement the Lord’s speaking to us:

I love you more than you could ever imagine. And I’m always working on your behalf so you can reflect more of me in your daily walk. Nothing can and will ever separate you from my love, but those who fail to embrace this truth as a gift, not earned, often walk away or refuse to receive all I have to give. 

It’s a sad day when my people walk away from my blessings I’m pouring out on their lives. For my free gifts will help them and others around them. They’re all pure and lovely and without burden. 

I’m a God of deep compassion and want my children to come to me for everything. Do you need answers? Do you need wisdom? Do you need a healing in your body, soul, or mind? Come to me. For I have rest for all who lay down their lives at my feet. 

My arms of love extend way beyond your problems and circumstances, so let go of them. You can’t do anything without my help and grace. So let me love you and in turn, you can know how to love others I place in your path.

 

 

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