God is Good

God is good, we the people who call him Father, life isn’t going to be easy, but we live in a broken world.  This isn’t the world God intended for us, but we have to live in it and God gives us words of encouragement.

Today – my self centered thoughts and images of poor me echo through my ears.  Satan wants nothing more then to bring us down and doubt and turn our backs on God.  To become like ‘gods’ ourselves.  That is what we are when we think only of our own needs and desires.

Two greatest commandments  1) Love God with all our heart and 2) Love others as ourselves.  

Today in doubt and fog, I found clearly the word of God spoke to me through other people.  We discussed sin and why bad things happen to good people.  I heard the words from James 1:2

Trials and Temptations

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,

The book of James continues in verse 3

because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.

Then in the worship service I heard the words of a song – “As the Deer”

As the deer panteth for the water
So my soul longeth after thee
You alone are my hearts desire
And I long to worship thee

Chorus
You alone are my strength my shield
To You alone may my spirit yield
You alone are my hearts desire
And I long to worship thee

You’re my friend and You are my brother,
Even though you are a king.
I love you more thank any other,
So much more than anything.

I want You more than gold or silver,
Only You can satisfy.
You alone are the real joy Giver,
And the apple of my eye.

Then the message from Josh – serving as to the lesson of Jesus in John.  Like a servant Jesus took a cloth and washed the feet of his disciples.  This was a lesson so we could learn that being a Christian isn’t about being served, but by serving.  

Lord lead me to your path of wisdom, give me the ability to serve you and serve you in the most righteous way.

So here is another thing that happened today.  As I am writing my blog – this song that I never heard before came through on Pandora.  It was “All For You.”

So, I want to let go
I want to let You know
All that I have to give is Yours 

Here I am
As gold to the fire
I will surrender to Your hand
To this place 
Lord, I have come ready for Your touch

It’s all for You 
It’s all for You
I’m letting go
I’m letting go

What is it in me
That hangs on for so long
Why do I fight the tears that come?
I work so hard to
Keep in control when
All that I want is to let go

I’ll take this life
And lay it down
I’m letting go
I’m letting go
My hopes and dreams 
Here at Your feet
I’m letting go
I’m letting go

And I am ready for Your life
And I am ready for You now

Echoing of “I am ready for” 

Amen.  God is Good

 

 

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