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To Inform You of the Goodness of God

Message by Dr. Lovely Haynes - Psalm 107:8-9

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His goodness fills the universe and is available to all without price. His goodness is the capstone of rest at the midnight hour. It is the bright sunshine that melts the snow on the mountain top, which provides water in the spring time for the farmers in the valley. His goodness is a manifest blessing in the hour when you are at your lowest point (Nahum 1:7; Exodus 34:6).

The Lord’s goodness is enduring, “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever” (Psa. 23:6). It was said that “a paralytic was wheeled down the aisle and placed near the platform during an evangelistic meeting. In the preliminary part of the service, the song leader caught sight of him and asked, what is your favorite hymn? He immediately answered, “Count Your Blessings.” There wasn’t any complaint from the man, he just expressed a clear understanding of the “Goodness of God” (Lamentations 3:22-23; Romans 8:28; Psalms 107:1-3).

Today is a good day to celebrate the “Goodness of God.” You should take the time and accept David’s invitation, “O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusted in him” (Psalms 34:8). David was so happy about the goodness of God until he thought about the condition of Lions and said, “The young Lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing” (Psalms 34:10). He was referring to man in the sense that: “The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry” (Psalms 34:15).

The apostle Paul while in jail at Philippi took the time in the midst of an earthquake to share the “Goodness of God” with a Jailer, “And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed. And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had fled. But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here. Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas, and brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house” (Acts 16:25-32).

Paul and Silas understood the dynamics of God’s forgiveness and shared that blessedness with others who immediately said yes, and experienced the grace of God in salvation (Ephesians 2: 8-10). Will you take the time and share Christ with someone? If you have not accepted Christ Jesus as savior and Lord then do it now, without hesitation! Take the time and “confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10:9-10; John 1:12-13).

My prayer is, that you be bless in reading this “note” while trusting in Jesus in every aspect of your life. If you have trusted him as savior then you are a “new creation in Christ” (2 Corinthians 5:17). Now operate in His “Goodness,” Love who you are in Christ (yourself)!

Love, Peace, and Joy,
Dr. Lovely Haynes