Saturday, February 9, 2008

Goodness

"Give thanks to the Lord for He is good..."
So often we think of God's goodness as dependent on our circumstances.
"You won't go bankrupt because God is good."
"You will totally get married soon because God is good."

"Your house will sell because God is good."
But since when did God's goodness - His amazing character, love and faithfulness get wrapped up in something like personal finance? When did it sink to the level that my finite mind can manage? Yes, God can sell my house and get me married off and fill my bank account...but what if it doesn't happen? God is good - no matter what. Even because of "what." God's true goodness is found in who He is, not in what He does or doesn't do for me.

I recently listened to this sermon excerpt on my cousin's blog and it really touched my heart. I invite you to listen to it (prepare to cry - I DEFINITELY did). It will challenge your perspective of God's undeniable, inexplicable, infinite, perfect goodness. It's only 11 minutes long (just click the little blue play button)...and a worthwhile investment.

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1 comment:

Bo said...

Oh...so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.