TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
God is proud of you for demonstrating His goodness in the land of the living. His kids are a reflection of Him, so continue to represent Him well. Answer evil with good so people will follow you to the Father.
GOODNESS ON TRIAL
America could use a shot of goodness right about now. Headlines are filled with government infighting, Hollywood elite stomping their feet like children and special interest groups are demanding their way. While it feels good to fight back, there’s something more effective.
It’s called goodness and it’s a game-changer. The Bible tells us God is love and that He is a good Father. So if God is so good, why is America and the world such a crazy place right now?
I’ll tell you why, and it’s the same problem our communities and families have: If there were a trial, too few Christians would be guilty of spreading goodness. There’s very little goodness in most people who profess Christ’s name!
There is true power when the church is the good guy. We see the kingdom of God transforming lives and heaven invades earth. So wake up Christians! Pay attention church of America! Be known for what God loves, not for what you hate and want to judge.
You see, when the church, including it’s individuals, is the bad guy, that’s powerful too. The mob of hell forms and controls folks into thinking they are right and everyone else is wrong. Remember, Paul was writing to believers when he penned this verse, and it still rings true today:
“It is obvious what kind of life develops out of trying to get your own way all the time: repetitive, loveless, cheap sex; a stinking accumulation of mental and emotional garbage; frenzied and joyless grabs at happiness; trinket gods; magic-show religion; paranoid loneliness; cutthroat competition; all-consuming-yet-never-satisfied wants; a brutal temper; an impotence to love or be loved; divided homes and divided lives; small-minded and lopsided pursuits; the vicious habit of depersonalizing everyone into a rival; uncontrolled and uncontrollable addictions and ugly parodies of community.” – Galatians 5:19-21
Guilty of forgoing God’s goodness? If you’re suffering from a lack of goodness, repent! Change your attitude and actions so you can bring others to Jesus with the gift of goodness.
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO BE DECLARED GUILTY OF SPREADING GOD’S GOODNESS! THERE IS NO GREATER HONOR FOR YOUR KING!
From my book: Good Overcomes Evil