A cliché, “God is good all the time, and all the time God is good” is one I hear many people saying quite frequently as I go about my day—even by people I never met. I know among my race, a lot of the women many times jovially, loudly, and joyously greet one another with this saying. Whoever was the first to proclaim it and begin its circulation started a good thing, because it is true. It’s one thing to say it, however, and another to really experience it. But everyone can know God’s goodness without measure because He lavishes in goodness and mercy.
Surely, the Bible, especially the Psalms, proclaims God as being good. It’s His nature. It’s not surprising then to hear in Acts 10:38 from Peter —a disciple who frequently traveled with Jesus–say, “With respect to Jesus from Nazareth, that God anointed him with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil because God was with him.” So, you see, while here, Jesus wasn’t walking around living “high on the hog,” with his chest out and head lifted arrogantly high bragging about being God’s son. No! Jesus was living among people doing good for them.
Can you imagine always being and doing good and never having an evil or bad day? I wish, but we can’t, not here on Earth. Nonetheless, this is who God the Father is, and what Jesus Christ did for all people, all the time. Jesus relied on the Holy Spirit’s anointing and power to be this way. Wow!
It’s God’s goodness that chased you down and offered you His Son, Jesus Christ, whom you have accepted, or if not yet, you CAN receive right now if you believe the testimony about Him. Let’s follow Jesus and avail ourselves of this anointing and power from God’s Holy Spirit to be and do good to others. Surely, evil situations are escalating in our world so much so, the need is great for good people to emerge and apply a healing voice or touch to the situation.
CeCe Winans, also, in her “Believe for It” album sings about this Goodness of God. Listen! Thank Him! Spread it–God’s kind of goodness, that is! 🙂
Be blessed until next time.
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