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All the Time

God is good!–all the time.  From the beginning of time God has demonstrated His goodness.  God proclaimed daily creation acts as being good in Genesis 1.  Though the reality of sin has invited badness into time, each day still contains the goodness of God.  We are given time on earth to take in God’s goodness.  Psalm 34:1 says: I will extol the Lord at all times;his praise will always be on my lips.             Each day is full of goodness.  Sometimes you just need to stop and think before you can find the good that He sends into your life on a daily basis.  Losing faith in the goodness of God is the beginning of sickness of soul.  Souls that can’t see God’s goodness begin to search for pleasure, work, wisdom, power, and many other remedies from the world.  It is only the goodness of God that will satisfy a soul.  A day without recognizing the goodness of God is a day wasted.             King Solomon wrote: When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider thi…

God's Story

I’ve been to a couple of movies this year that have been about God’s people.  By God’s people, I mean people who have had a true experience of God in the way He reveals Himself in creation, His Word, His Son and our hearts.  The best place to begin to open your heart to God’s story is to read the Bible with the guidance of the Holy Spirit to illuminate the story of God’s inconceivable love (yes on every page of the Old Testament, made clearer if you start with the Gospels).             So when you attend a movie on a spiritual topic written and produced by people who do not have the advantage of the wisdom of God, you can expect that they won’t be able to emphasize what a true believer knows to be vital.  However, I receive great spiritual benefit when I watch movies and television shows through the eyes of God.  I am utterly amazed that God’s truth comes through even if the intention was to discredit Him.             I viewed both movies Noah and Exodus: gods and Kings. …

God’s Good, Pleasing and Perfect Will

God’s ways are above our ways.  Unless we understand that part, we will never know when we are living out His will for our lives.  Not that I am ever absolutely certain that I am doing God’s will, but I have become comfortable with doing the best I can to follow the direction I think God is showing me.  He is, after all, so far above me that I doubt I will ever absolutely know His will.             What I do know is that I want to live my life in the center of God’s will.  I don’t always do that, but it is the utmost goal of my life.  Anything else is a waste of time.  I want my life to matter, so the best way to live a life that matters is to figure out what God wills for my life and do what He shows me.  The problem is in knowing God’s will.  There is one part that is vital to knowing God’s will. Paul told us in Romans 12:2a: Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.  You can know what the will of God is not: it is not ac…