Saturday, March 28, 2015

Perfect Goodness ~ Lent 2015

God’s Faithfulness ~ Our Everlasting Hope!
LORD, You are my God; I will exalt You and praise Your name, for in perfect faithfulness
You have done wonderful things, things planned long ago. Isaiah 25:1 NIV

During this season of reflection and renewal, join me in exploring God’s Faithfulness. Do you find strength for every circumstance in God’s Faithfulness? God IS Faithful!  God’s Faithfulness is our everlasting Hope! ~ Donna Oswalt



Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. In the exercise of His will He brought us forth by the word of truth, so that we would be a kind of first fruits among His creatures. James 1:17-18 NASB

Every action of giving and every gift given from God originates in His goodness. Such complete generosity can only come from the constant, faithfulness of the Holy Creator. An ancient Jewish name for God as Creator, Father of lights, symbolically references the heavenly lights, the sun, moon and stars. While daily and seasonal variations exist within the earthly heavens, the Author of life remains unchangeable. God never uses difficulties in life to tempt or discourage; rather, His intentions develop and strengthen. God, the loving Father, can only offer goodness.

Because mankind struggles with spiritual death, God brings rebirth with the word of truth.  Jesus Christ, who redeems and renews with undeserved grace, desires to have an intimate relationship with every individual. Spiritual rebirth through faith in Jesus requires a sacrifice of praise for such unmerited goodness. 

Holy, holy, holy! God of mercy and love, Your glory illuminates my soul. What goodness flows from You to all parts of Your creation. This season of renewal begs me to take a closer look at Your holiness. With the rising sun, let Your unchanging love fill me up. With the new beginnings of spring, show me Your eternal hope. With the setting sun, reveal Your tomorrow-plan for me. As I look up at the sky full of twinkling starts, remind me of Your presence generation to generation, day to day, and moment to moment. How great is Your faithfulness to me! –dho


Focus Point: God, the loving Father, can only offer goodness.

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