Monday, November 23, 2009
God is Good
Part of this is a lesson from Charles Stanley's In Touch.
Psalm 100:1 (but read all of it) "Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth."
"The Lord's goodness is expressed in a multitude of ways. He is our Creator, and we are His people. (emphasis mine) Every breath we breathe is given to us by Him. As our loving Shepherd who watches over us, He provides for all our needs. But the greatest expression of God's goodness is the cross of Christ. What appeared from a human perspective to be the ultimate in cruelty and unfairness was the only way to rescue mankind from eternal separation from the Lord."
When I think about Psalm 100 and the paragraph that I read this morning and printed here, it is the greatest miracle of my life. The fact that God never met me personally, but cared enough to save me from suffering, not only in life, but also after I die. Many other miracles have occurred during my life, but of all of them, this is the one that counts the most, that God loves me totally and completely through His Son and my Saviour, Jesus Christ.
That leads me to an affirmation I receive by email from Marla Sloane, PhD., which relates to how God being in my life helps me feel:
"I give thanks and gratitude for my wonderful life. I am lucky to be alive and I count my blessings each and every day. When I give thanks and help others' it comes back to me."
One day of thanksgiving a year? Not in my life. Because God is so good to me, everyday is thanksgiving. I thank God everyday for something in my life. True, I've been through difficult times when I've had to look hard for something to be thankful for, but I've always found something. Yes, God is good. Or as another Christian friend of mine says, "God is Good all the time."