Thursday, March 23, 2017
God is good! He is just so good, that the word " goodness" cannot hold it all! There are not enough words in english to describe the type of "goodness" that He is. I heard the phrase, " God is good" in a song on the radio this week, and It hit me, that is just not enough to describe Him! I guess that is why He has given us the gift of tongues, because we can't find words in english that are adequate.
Then we have the words that have been overused lately, like awesome. No one ever used this word when I was younger. Now you can hear it all the time. There are the words "shut up." If you said that to someone they would be offended. I guess I found out about these words being "updated" from the movie, "Princess Diary.
Goodness never happens without the Holy Spirit. There would be nothing worth having if it weren't for the fruit of the Spirit. Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self -control. As we worship and adore the Lord, goodness is poured down in wonderful ways. We may call it a loving feeling, or a sense of God's presence, but in that goodness comes as well.
Goodness comes to us as we read about the works of Jesus. " And Jesus said to them, 'I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst'." John 6:35
"He who believes in Me, as the scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water." John 7:38
We could go on forever. What about the feeding of the 5, 000, or the healing of the countless people from the days He was here on earth to today. Think of all the ordinary people in the old testament that He spoke to. He longs to speak to ordinary people today too, like me, like you. Are you listening?