Mid Afternoon Meditation 12-6-16

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Praise the Lord with the harp;
Make melody to Him with an instrument of ten strings.
Sing to Him a new song;
Play skillfully with a shout of joy.

For the word of the Lord is right,
And all His work is done in truth.
He loves righteousness and justice;
The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord. Psalm 33:2-5

Talk to me about the goodness of the Lord.

11 thoughts on “Mid Afternoon Meditation 12-6-16

  1. Here’s something good: Yesterday as I was going about errands and praying, He told me not to listen so hard to messages (from even my fave pastors) which tell me I don’t “deserve” anything from God. Humility is a great virtue, but that we “don’t deserve anything” from Him does not square with His Bible. We are joint-heirs with Christ, and not all of that inheritance is reserved for Eternity–it’s meant to be part of the abundant life here and now. Additionally, there’s the passage about, “what Father would withhold good things from His children?” Not that we should ever be arrogant or demanding with God–but to have a confident expectation goes along with the verse somewhere about “approaching the throne boldly”.

    His message to me was that it saddens Him when His kids reflect that they’re still approaching Him like a shameful beggar, instead of as His beloved children clothed in the righteousness of Christ’s shed blood. And if we’re walking in His grace and enjoying that beautiful intimacy, we should hold our heads high, “reverently” appreciating that we certainly DO deserve every good thing He has to offer us, as children of The King.

    In truth, we don’t get everything we Want, and ask for–but it’s not because we’re “undeserving”; God doesn’t bless, and provide for us, based on a merit scale for good works. So my guess is, if I’m not getting something–I don’t really need it, at least not yet…no matter how desperate I feel 🙂 It doesn’t do much good to question His timing–but I know this much, it’s not about me being “undeserving”.

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