Believe Session 2: A Personal God has a Priority for Me
This week we are learning God has a passion for us; He really does care. He has a plan for us, a purpose designed by His will and His love. Today we see that He has a priority for us, and that is to show His goodness.
When I think of the goodness of God, I cannot help but think of the song which says, "You are a Good Good Father, that’s who you are, that’s who you are, and I am loved by You, that’s who I am, that’s who I am.” The Bible says “every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father,” (James 1:18).
When we know that God is good, it is easier for us to seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness (Matt. 6:33). There are and have been times when seeking God's Kingdom and Righteousness is not always a priority for me and I don't know why.
Maybe I don’t trust His kingdom and righteousness is truly good. Or maybe I am just not wanting His good; I want what's good for me. Instead of "Father knows best", I begin to think I know best. If you are struggling with the thought that perhaps you are not loved by a good Father, and that things are not going to your plans, think about this:
When you cannot see God’s hand, trust His heart.
One day a man called Jesus “Good Teacher.” Jesus responded that no one is good but God alone. Jesus was saying that by comparison, nothing can compare to the goodness of God.
When I remember that no one loves me more than God, when I think about how no one knows more than God, and when I know that no one has more power and ability than God to give me what is good…it is then that I can seek Him first.