Psalm 31:19 Oh, how great is Your goodness, which you have laid up for those who fear you, which you have prepared for those who trust in You in the presence of the sons of men! **
Your goodness is rich, Oh my God. You pour goodness over all that is ugly and make it beautiful. You sow goodness into the least parts of me and transform them into all that is You: good. When I am low, You lift my eyes high, because You are good.
Much of life seems to be a gravitational pull towards negativity and ill perspective on circumstances and people, but You speak another word. GOOD. You offer goodness over every circumstance, over every hurt, over every word spoken out of place or time, You still move us towards You. Towards good.
You give good now and You store up good. You prepare good. I worship You, oh God who has good for my now minutes and good for the minutes written, but not yet lived, of my life. It’s all good because it is all covered in You.
When I trust, when I fear — You, not the circumstances — I tap into all that is good. When I say yes out loud and train my heart towards yes even though my spirit-full-of-flesh wants to say no, I access Your goodness. When I look at You, God — just one look — I gaze on good. My eyes were meant to know this gaze, this long look at all that is pure and lovely. And You offer this good to me. For now and for later.
I love You, oh God full of goodness. Great goodness You have. Great goodness You are.
**So what do I do with these posts, you ask, other than just read them? First, if you haven’t yet, read: Why I Adore to give you a context for this little space on my blog. (This post also gives context.)
If you are compelled, I invite you to participate. Set up a space and time in your own life to begin adoring. Over laundry or dinner dishes, on your commute to work, or in the wee morning hours — five or ten minutes is a great start. You can use the verse I list here every day or two as a launch pad for your own adoration.
Then practice praise.
Add to my adoration here, by posting a comment with your own words back to God about God …or hide it in your heart. Or wait until a Monday and link up to my adoration posts (beginning October 17th) with your own adoration.
I promise your weary soul won’t regret it.
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