Love you all, praying for you,
I just love God’s Word, It tells you what’s good. It gives whole counsel. Not well-intended, but a little off… as the counsel of the world always is. This is full truth, full stop. No deviation, the whole counsel of which – will change your life forever, and not only change it, fully establish it in success. I love that God’s Word says more than one thing about something. PRISM Topics will help you learn what He thinks is good. What’s Good? This has become a common greeting in the current culture. Actually a valuable start. Why not focus on the good? Clearly God is good. In fact, He’s the only One who is truly Good, and everything He does and gives is good. Jesus said, there is no one good but God. The Bible reveals that God is a Good God – a Good Father, full of mercy and compassion, who always gives what is good. Every good gift comes from the Father, He has stored up good for those who fear Him. Have you ever noticed when it comes to good – and the good we desire from God – we always think of good in terms of what we can get – usually for our pleasure or enjoyment. God says what is good, and what is not. There is a way that seems right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. Sometimes ‘seems good’ - isn’t. And what we don’t think is good at all, sometimes is the best thing that could happen to us. God says a few interesting things about what is good. Part of the good that He has for you – is not what you get – it’s what you do – that is good. Psalms 34:4 – Depart from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. This is the fear of the LORD. Psalms 37:3 – Trust in the LORD and do good; that’s how you will live in the land, and surely you will be fed. Ecclesiastes 3:12 – I know there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and do good in one’s lifetime. Here’s what’s good… Matt 5:44 – But I say to you, “Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those that hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven… Luke 6:33 – And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that. Psalm 52:9 I will praise you forever for what you have done, and I will wait on your Name before your saints, for it is good. Psalms 54:6 – I will freely give sacrifices unto you, I will praise your name O LORD, for it is good. Not just is His Name Good, it’s good when you these things. Be patient, wait for Him to make His Name great in this thing that you are facing. Freely give sacrifices. Be a giver – as He directs you - this is good. Psalms 73:28 – It is good for me to draw near to God, I have put my trust in the LORD God, that I may declare the things He has done. The closer you are to him, the more you will trust, and the greater your testimony. Here’s one. Psalm 119:71 – It is good for me that I have been afflicted, it has taught me to learn your decrees. Not what you’d think, but it’s good. So consider the trials as joy, learn His Word so you can overcome. This is good. Not the toys God gives, but the victory He gives. Lamentations 3:26 – It is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD. Lamentations 3:27 – It is good for people to learn discipline when they are young. It is good to learn to submit to the LORD when you are young. What if you’re not young anymore? You still are, you’re younger than you will be – now is the best time to start. Learn to submit to God’s will so the good that He has will overflow in your life. Romans 14:21 – It is good not to eat meat or drink wine or to do anything that would cause your brother to stumble. You have freedom in everything, but not everything you can do, you should do. Be considerate of others – God said this is good. Gal 4:18 – It is good to always be zealous in doing what is right, Praying that you will let God shape your definition of Good. Not just the gifts, but the things to do that are good. Praying that you will Praise Him forever, that you will wait on His Name, that you will be patient, draw near to him, that you will consider trials a joy - a part of his good, that you will learn His Word that you will wait quietly for His salvation, that you will learn submission to Him before you get any older, that you will do nothing that will cause your brother to stumble, and that you will always be zealous in doing what is right. That’s what’s good. Praying that you will desire not just the gifts but everything He says – that’s good.
Love you all,
Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!