Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who trusts in Him! – Psalm 34:8
Have you ever taken a moment to just ponder on the goodness of God? I mean, really dwell on it?
To think that, despite everything that we have done to God – disobeying Him, rejecting Him, dishonoring Him, and even crucifying Him – He still thinks good and loving thoughts towards us. The Lord wants to bestow upon us the bounties of heaven, if we just align ourselves with Him and ask for His blessings. He wants us to share this goodness with others, that we might be a reflection of His character and draw all to Him.
I have heard it said from some people who have been hurt by religious individuals that their religion is to do good. But how can one truly do good without God? Jesus Himself said that no one is good but God. To be good means we must have God working in and through us.
Invite the Holy Spirit to work in you today. Pray that He will instruct and guide you on how to be good to God, yourself, and others that the Lord may be glorified in all things. Share His character and watch Him work.
Praise God for His goodness toward you.
Praise God that a good man obtains favor of the Lord.
Praise God for specific situations in which you could see His goodness toward you.
Praise God that all things work together for the best for those who love God.
Ask God for wisdom and understanding that you may do everything in the meekness of wisdom.
Ask God to show you how to manifest goodness toward your family members and your brothers and sisters in Christ.
Ask God to help you show goodness to strangers.
Pray that the Lord will teach you to see and appreciate His goodness.
Pray for increased interest in studying the books of Daniel and Revelation. Pray that people will understand and proclaim the sanctuary service as a beautiful explanation of the salvation process. Pray for clear focus on Christ and His work for us during His life on earth, His death on the cross, His resurrection, His current ministry for us in the Most Holy Place in heaven, and His soon second coming.
Pray for increased participation and commitment in evangelistic outreach by all church members and institutions as they support the ongoing mission of the church.
Pray for the establishment of thousands of “centers of influence,” especially in large cities around the world, and pray that these centers make a huge difference in people’s lives as they experience God’s truth through Christian service.
Pray for any personal needs or anything on your heart.
Praise God that He delights to answer your prayers and that He is going to answer at the right time and in the right way.
May you be blessed and touched by the Holy Spirit!