DAY 7: THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT: GOODNESS
Piet Brinksma – National leader of The Foursquare Church in the Netherlands
The main message the apostle John, the close friend of Jesus, learned from his time with the Lord was: “God is light and in Him is no darkness at all” (1 John 1:5, NKJV). To put it in other words: God is good—totally good. If people spent years with you and me in our ministries, is this the message about God that would stand out to them?
In Psalm 145, David is talking about conveying our testimony of God to the next generation and to the world. His desire is that we will celebrate God’s “abundant goodness” and that we will proclaim: “The Lord is good to all; He has compassion on all He has made” (Ps. 145:4-9, NIV)
If the goodness of God is the message that we will pass on, many lives will be transformed.
• Pray that the Lord will allow us to taste His goodness and let His grace saturate our lives, our hearts, souls
• Pray that our ministries will mirror God’s goodness.
• Pray that the next generation will be inspired by the goodness of the Lord.
• Pray that our cities and communities will witness the goodness of the Lord through the way we engage in and proclaim the gospel to them.