Good Things Come

blessings, God, lifeGood things come to those who wait.  That’s how the expression goes and I have found it to be true.  But, as a child of God, good things come to us every single day and we need to acknowledge them and then give our thanks for them.  Here are a few of my favorite verses that talk about all the good things that God does for us.

James 1:17 Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. (NASB)  God gives good gifts and He gives them in all kinds of ways.  His giving is constant and never ceases because His goodness never changes.  We, in turn, are to give joyously because God first gave to us.

Psalm 24:1 The earth is the Lord‘s, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. (KJV)  This is one of my favorite verses because it reminds me that nothing is too big for God.  The whole world belongs to Him.  All created things are His and we exist in Him and through Him.  We will never lack for the resources we need because our Heavenly Father has them all.

Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, (NASB) Ephesians 1:3 speaks to God having given us all that we need to accomplish His will through His son Jesus Christ.  He’s already blessed us with what we need and He gives generously to all who ask.  Our part is to recognize our need and depend on Him to fulfill it.

Ephesians 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them. (NASB)  God was thinking about His children long before we were created.  In fact, he prepared good things in the form of good works and placed them along our life paths so that we would discover them as we walk in Him.  I think of these as pre-ordained presents from God that will be given at certain times and in certain places, just because God is good.

Psalm 104:14-15 He causes the grass to grow for the cattle, and vegetation for the labor of man, so that he may bring forth food from the earth, and wine which makes man’s heart glad,so that he may make his face glisten with oil, and food which sustains man’s heart. (NASB) These are sometimes referred to as the blessings of life.  We should all be well familiar with them but just because we are familiar with them we tend to take them the most for granted.  Along with the knowledge the we are blessed we need to understand that our life could be over in an instant and that any of these life blessings could end tomorrow.  Don’t take God’s blessings for granted and don’t forget to thank Him for all these good things.

Romans 8:28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. (NASB) This is perhaps the most amazing verse in the Bible that deals with good things coming.  God is so mighty and so powerful that He is able to take any problem or circumstance and cause it to produce a good result for His children.  Don’t misunderstand.  Not all things are good and not all things are positive.  Evil is real and it is terrible.  But God is able.  He always gets the last word and through Him our ultimate victory is assured.  

Brothers and sisters in Christ: good things are coming.  Do you see them and are you ready to receive what God has for you?

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Great point. God has given me so much but I often don’t think about them as much as I should.

  2. Matthew Gaither says:

    Thank you, Justin. I feel more strongly all the time that gratefulness is absolutely essential as a child of God and I am trying to practice it every day.

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