Today's post is inspired by some of the lyrics in the song I shared with you last time. The song is titled, Jesus, Friend of Sinners by Casting Crowns. The lyrics come at the end of the song and they are "You are good, you are good, and your love endures forever." They may not seem significant unless we really stop and think about what that really means for God's creation.
God has so many attributes, and we will never be able to truly comprehend all that He really is, but until I really focused on the fact that God is GOOD, I feel I was missing out on a very important aspect of His character.
My husband and I facilitated a marriage reconciliation group for several years and one time we asked the group to name some characteristics of God...not ONE of them mentioned the fact that God is good. To tell you the truth, I kind of expected that.
It seems that this characteristic of God gets passed over, as if, yes He is good...BUT. BUT, what?!?! To me, the fact that He is good is a game changer, so to speak. So much so that when we decorated our front hallway in our home, we displayed generational pictures of both sides of mine and my husbands' families and stenciled Psalm 100:5 right in the middle of them, here is a photo of the Scripture:
If God is good, then He means me no harm...Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV. If God is good, it means that His love never fails toward me...I Corinthians 13:8-10 NKJV. If God is good, it means that His mercy is new every morning for me ...Lamentations 3:22-24 NKJV. If God is good, it means that He is my refuge, my fortress, my deliverer when I trust in Him...Psalm 91 NKJV.
My God means me no harm, His love never fails, His mercy is new every morning, He is my refuge, my fortress, my deliverer...and so much more! That is something to shout about! What is even better, He isn't just my God, but to all who believe, He is their God too! Those promises are for us all!
That, Songbirds, is something to sing about! Our God makes it easy to love Him even in the worst of times when we see Him for who He really is...GOOD! Because we know He is on our side. Do you know what that means?!? It means Romans 8 NKJV can be our anthem...(v 31) can be the only question we need to ask when faced with trials, which says; What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? Who can be against us, indeed!?! We have been made conquerors through Him and His great love for us...(vs. 37-39).
Game changer!! It doesn't matter where we've come from, doesn't matter where we've been, doesn't matter what we've done, doesn't matter what's been done to us, doesn't matter, doesn't matter, doesn't matter!! Game changer!!!
All that matters is that God sent us His game changer in the form of a Savior...His Son...His name...Jesus Christ. When we accept Him as our Savior, game changer!! Because of Him, our lives are changed forever!! In Him we see the goodness of God incarnate!!
My prayer and my song for all of us today is that we seek out the goodness of God and share it with those around us. The song titled This Man by Jeremy Camp illustrates His goodness and love for us through His Son beautifully.