The Gift of PeaceMarch 9, 2015
Blessed to Bear Good FruitMarch 11, 2015
In Romans chapter 2, Paul is helping the early believers understand more of the fullness of God’s goodness and grace: “…[do you] despise the riches of His goodness and forbearance and longsuffering: not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?” (Romans 2:4) I also like the way Phil Drysdale explains it: God’s goodness changes the way we see God, ourselves, others and our circumstances. It’s the origin of our repentance.
God’s goodness, His overwhelming goodness and love causes us to change our minds about Him. That’s what real repentance is. A change of mind. Instead of thinking God is mad at you and will get you if you do anything wrong, you need to begin to see HIS GOODNESS toward you. As you receive more of His goodness and grace, you’ll easily be able to change your mind and that will lead you into greater freedom in His grace and provisions.
Don’t be left out from receiving ALL that He has for you! Open your heart to know Him in a greater way, and He’ll reveal even more of His love, goodness, and grace to you. Then you can walk in greater liberty and share that with others.