How can we make God’s goodness real in our life?

  • By Kevin Martineau
  • July 30, 2015
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It’s one thing to talk about God’s goodness but how can we make God’s goodness real in our life? Simply, by showing His goodness to others. God shows His goodness through His children: you and me! Jesus said,

“In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16)

On a very practical level for nearly 2,000 years Christians have endeavoured to demonstrate God’s goodness in the manner prescribed by Jesus. Christians have demonstrated the love of God by extending a compassionate hand of service to those who are suffering and needy.

We are God’s goodness to others!

We demonstrate God’s love and goodness when we reach out to meet needs. It can be as simple as a visit. It can be as simple as giving a cup of cold water or buying a bag of groceries. There are hundreds of ways we can demonstrate the love and goodness of God. When we do, people come to know that God is a good God.

God is good through you. God is good through me. I am God’s goodness to others. You are God’s goodness to others. God is a good God because He has good people who are full of good works touching hurting lives in little deeds of kindness.

God is good all the time!

That’s His nature.  He has to be good. God has given you and I so much more than we deserve. If we got what we deserved we wouldn’t even be here today. Regardless of our hardships in life we must be aware of the goodness of God and give Him thanks and praise continually. Also, we are to extend God’s goodness to those around us!

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This is part 4 of 4 in a series of posts on how God is good.  You can read the rest here:

1.  God is good.
2.  God sets the standard for goodness.
3.  God can turn badness into goodness.
4.  How can we make God’s goodness real in our life?

Make sure to check out the rest of the posts!

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