The ultimate act of faith would be to absolutely believe that this God we serve is GOOD.
HE IS GOOD! Could I believe that with all my heart? That HE IS GOOD!
Am I able to believe that He will bless me?
Advent …the Blessing that blesses has come.
The notion that God is good is a trick and a half to hang on too when this world throws it’s curse on me. That hanging on is called FAITH. When I know this, this notion that God is good, I don’t live in scarcity. I live as a blessing. I give because He gives and the cycle repeats itself.
The blessings are many that His hand have given. They have uprooted me from a world I was dying in and planting me in good ground. I’ve landed right upon the Rock called Christ. He gave me a man to try and vex my very flesh by making him impossible to manipulate. He gave me the sweet, gentle, anointed with the peace of God daughter of my heart. He gave me the high energy and full of life, tender-hearted boy of my dreams.
BLESSED He has called me.
BLESSED He has made me.
BLESSING I become when I open to others. Allowing Him to use what He has planted in me for another. He reached to me through others. Through hugs, smiles, laughter, joy, and kindness. Words in due season, of caution, of peace, of rest. Oh, how this world wants to rip us raw and cause us to fall. We don’t fall when the arms of His church hold us. We fall into the arms of love.
I lay down my fears and doubts and worries because these do not foster a good way to living. These hinder my hands and feet from the giving. Its back to faith then and back to HE IS GOOD. A mantra, a knowing, that I can trust Him! He has rooted me in such a way that allows me to open my hands and give without holding back because I can trust that He will fill them again. It’s Christ who cracked open heaven and came to earth as a simple babe, who grew up just to bleed and die for me.
It’s me cracked open giving and pouring for Him to give back!
Journal this or at least ponder and bring your thoughts to God:
Where do you doubt that God is good? Where do you hold back from giving because giving feels like scarcity? Can you come back to faith and believe, so that, you are able to be His hands and feet?
All is grace,