Thursday, March 14, 2013

Word of the Day.... March 14, 2013

  

How great is the goodness you have stored up for those who fear you. You lavish it on those who come to you for protection, blessing them before the watching world.Psalm 31:19

I have found that many people today have an incorrect interpretation of God's goodness, especially when they are facing difficulty.

How does the dictionary defines goodness?
  •       The state or quality of being good.
  •        Moral excellence; virtue.
  •        Excellence of quality: goodness of workmanship.
  •        The best part of anything: essence; strength.
  •        Kindness; kindly feeling; generosity. 

Having goodness does not equate to a pain-free life. God's goodness does not cease to exist when bad things happen to us and they will. Goodness is not the absence of conflict. I think what it does mean is that we don’t have to go through it alone.  As a Christian, we can lean on the Lord and he will carry us when we can no longer continue.

So what is goodness anyway? Goodness is virtue and holiness in action. I think it's the Holy Spirit moving through us to bring out His best in us. It's a moral characteristic of a person who is filled with the Holy Spirit. It is His essence; and His strength that comes through us when we are going through a very hard time in our life.

Goodness is being kind and generous when you don’t have to.  It means that as we let the Holy Spirit work in our lives we are allowing him to mold us into what He wants us to be.  Goodness in Greek is agathosune, it is defined as “uprightness of heart and life.”

I think goodness is a wonderful thing to possess and I think all of us should ask the Lord to bless us with this fruit of the Holy Spirit.  Can you even imagine how wonderful the world would be if we all had goodness?  As you go out into the world today, think about how you can use the goodness in you to make someone else’s day a Simply Heavenly one!

10 comments:

Love your blog! Found you via Aloha Fridays...am now following. :)

Thanks for co-hosting the blog hop! I'm following your blog!

RebeccawithanR

Very inspiring post! I'm now following you via the Blog Hop!
I'd love you to stop and say hi :)
Susan

Thank you so much Bekah!!! I love your blog and followed you back on Blogger and Blog lovin. I hope you have a terrific day!!! God bless you!!!:):)

Yhank you so much Rebecca!
I followed you back as well you have a beautiful blog!!! Have a wonderful day!!! :):)

That was very beautifully written! You are right, the world would be such a wonderful place if we all practiced goodness. I found you via the Aloha blog hop too. Glad I did! Thanks for the encouragement!
God Bless!
Carmen
Sparkle and Shine!

Stopping by and following from the aloha hop, really like your space, I love your testimony! and I love that you share a dayly word, happy to found you! greetings from far away Germany, noni!

Hi Carmen!!!
I followed you back. Love your blog and will enjoy following you!!! Have a Simply Heavenly weekend!!!:):)

Thanks Nani!!!
Wow you are on the other side of the world!!! I am going to love following your blog!!!! Have a blessed and happy weekend from your newest follower on the Aloha Friday Blog Hop!!!:):)

Thank you so much Susan!!! I followed you back from the Aloha Friday Blog hop! Love your blog you are very talented at decorating! I hope that you have a wonderful weekend!!!

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