Word to the Wise | “God’s Goodness”

How would you feel if God responded to us according to the measurement of our faithfulness?  How could He do this?  Well, let’s assume that God has a “Human Motives Meter” that was able to measure our faithfulness.  For every sincere and heartfelt prayer, you get a half-day’s supply of oxygen.  For every two prayers, you will get a day of oxygen.  If attended church on Sunday, that’s a week’s supply of oxygen.  If you miss Sunday worship, you will get only three days of oxygen and if you wanted to finish the week, you had to pray twice a day for the rest of the week.

Imagine God actually having this “Human Motives Meter” and on Wednesday morning you received an e-mail that says: “You only have 24 hours of oxygen.  Unless you make two sincere and heartfelt prayers today, you will be out of luck tomorrow morning at this hour.”  This is kind of scary.

We have no idea how good God is.  He provides the oxygen regardless of our faithfulness.  He is faithful even when we are unfaithful.  You see, God’s goodness is not something God does.  It is what He is.  He is good.  I pray that each one of us would learn to recognize, and appreciate, God’s goodness in our lives.  We should consider living as if God actually had the “Human Motives Meter” because even though God does use it, He really knows how to measure our faithfulness.

Pastor Luis Scott
Ambassadors of Christ Fellowship
(02/26/09)

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