Every time a friend of mine hears that statement he responds, “All the time!” And you know what? He’s right. “Good” is part of God’s nature. He can’t help himself but be good. When I was in Africa I learned, they also respond in the same way.
Why is it important to remember this part of God’s nature? Because we live in a world that tries to tell us who and what God is, yet they don’t even know him. Some have never even made his acquaintance.
“Pinpointing precisely how many religions there are in the world today is next to impossible, although some estimate the number exceeds four thousand. The vast majority of those faiths are contained within a handful of major religious groups.” (By Mary Fairchild, updated 03/22/21)
It’s this kind of “I know how to get to God” that has caused mankind to create over four thousand “religions”. What is a religion? In a nut shell, its man’s way to God, but technically;
“Religion can briefly be defined as a specific belief system about God or gods expressed through a code of conduct, ethics, forms of worship, and rituals. Religion includes social, ethical, and ceremonial elements combined with the belief in an unseen world and often a deity.”Mary Fairchild
This is why it is important to know and accept “God’s way to man”, which is through “relationship”. It is through his son, Jesus. By accepting that He is God’s son and asking him to forgive you of your sins, wrong doing, and then inviting him to live and dwell in your heart. All that means is live like Jesus did.
To love on people like Jesus did. To value, and spend time with people like Jesus did. To walk with them in life and show them there is a better way to live. That, it is possible to have life, now on earth and to have it abundantly!
God is good, and in recent days He has shown himself extra good to my wife and me. He has lead us to a ministry that we are excited about, and we are getting in on the ground floor. But even in the valleys, and the days seem so dark, and so long, God is still good. It’s in those days we have to lean in a little closer to him, and ask him for help. To get to your destination you have to travel. Some journeys take you through some pretty rough neighborhoods, over rough terrain, or stormy seas, but none of that diminishes God’s goodness.
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