What is so good about it? Sometimes we get so focused and fixated on our circumstances and the problems flooding our lives in the moment, we lose sight of all God has done for us. We lose sight of His goodness. Today, renew your heart and soul in truth and taste and see all that God has done for you in Christ Jesus. This renewal will give you a fresh perspective on your circumstances.
But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life. —Titus 3:4-7
Let’s read through Moses’ encounter with the goodness of God:
Moses said, “ Please show me your glory.” And he said, “I will make all my goodness pass before you and will proclaim before you my name ‘The Lord. ’ And I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy…The Lord descended in the cloud and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the Lord. The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness. —Exodus 33:18-19, 34:5-6
We have the privilege and great blessing of experiencing the glory of God in a way Moses did not experience: The Word became flesh and took up residence among us. We observed His glory, the glory as the One and Only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth…Indeed, we have all received grace after grace from His fullness, for the law was given through Moses, grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God. The One and Only Son — the One who is at the Father’s side — He has revealed Him. —John 1:14, 16-18
Praise Him for His indescribable gift!
Read the following verses and make a list of what they teach about the goodness God has accomplished in your life:
- Titus 3:4-7
- Ephesians 2:1-10
- Ephesians 1:3-14
- Colossians 1:21-23
- 2 Corinthians 5:17-21
- Romans 8:28-31
Complete the following statement based on what you’ve just read: God’s goodness in my life has accomplished…
Spend some time reflecting on the verses from today and on the fact that God is good! What is your response to the goodness of God in your life? Tell someone today that God is good!
It’s my prayer that through this series we will, “from the rising of the sun to its setting”, focus on and praise our amazing God! We’ll take the Word for the day and think about it, ponder it, pray it and practice it. We’ll allow it to really SOAK into our hearts and lives. And then we’ll SHINE — boast, rave, praise and celebrate God’s presence in our lives, reflecting Jesus to those around us.
©2014 Susan Cady, susancady.com