The Goodness of God

Have you ever sat down and considered just how good God has been to you?  If you have, I’m sure you are just over-whelmed at the mercy and goodness of God.  God’s blessings and benefits to us should leave us speechless and on our faces in total gratitude.  Our hearts should be full of joy and our eyes full of tears when we recognize the depth of God’s love for us.  Think about the prayers you have prayed from the bottom of your heart knowing that God, and only God, could help you.  And then one day you find out that God not only heard you, but He answered you by doing exceedingly above what you asked for.

How do you thank God for forgiving you of all your sins?  How do you thank God for healing all of your diseases?  How do you thank God for reaching down into the pit and placing you in a palace? How do you thank God for taking what Satan meant to harm you and turning it around for your good?  The short answer is – you can’t!  You will never be able to pay back God for all His gifts to you because you can’t out-give God!  God is the greatest Giver of all! Everything we have is a gift from God, but we should live in a state of gratefulness and be determined to render to God all that we are capable of.

Most people never consider God’s blessings to them.  They don’t realize that God is still giving to them day after day.  Until we are sick, we forget to thank God for our ability to get out of bed every day and get ourselves dressed.  But these are all gifts from God and we need to let Him know how grateful we are to have them. Psalm 116:12 says “what shall I render to the Lord for all his benefits to me?’  Now, there are many ways to show God how much we love Him; in other words there are many ways to give back to God. You can give God some of your time. It doesn’t take much to spend 5, 10 minutes alone with God.  Talk to Him; tell Him how much you love Him; tell him how grateful you are for all He has done for you and your family.  Give back to God by being a good example of a wife, mother, husband, father, friend and by being a good boss or employee.  2 Corinthians 5: 20 says that we ‘are ambassadors for Christ.”  You are an ambassador at home, in the workplace and every where you go.  You give to God when you forgive a wrong that has been done to you.  You also give to God by the way you treat people. Treat others the same way you want to be treated.

Remember, your giving, no matter what form it is in, is a reflection of your love for God and your gratitude for His grace and gifts to you.  God is good and He desires that all of His children give out of love and reverence for Him so that the world will know that He is love and loved us so much that He gave us His only begotten Son so that we might have life and life more abundantly.