From the Pastor's Desk
Do we trust in God's goodness? I know we claim we do. But do you believe that God wants good for you? If there isn't fruit of that belief in our lives, then we don't believe it. Ask God to show you His goodness. And then expect it. Recently, I felt like God brought up a trio of scriptures to me to help me learn His goodness:
"At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, 'Ask! What shall I give you?'" (1 Kgs. 3:5)
"Blessed be the Lord, Who daily loads us with benefits, the God of our salvation!" (Ps. 68:19).
"The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly' (Jn. 10:10).
God is bigger than the shell or the mold or the expectations that we have of Him. God is good and will continue being good. Our circumstances and our surroundings do not dictate how wildly good God can be. He is not bound by the conventional, the typical, or any rules. God is good beyond our mind's comprehension! We are bound by our own fears and self-imposed limitations. If you feel held back, this is for you. "The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance" (Ps. 16:6).
Pastors Mark and Jennifer