LySaundra Janeé

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29 Days of Living Well: BEAR FRUIT - GOODNESS

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

Galatians 5:22-23

“You are blessed to be a blessing.” I don’t remember where I first heard this but it’s the quote that comes to mind when I think about walking in goodness. How does this type of virtue look in our context? 

Psalms and contemporary songs proclaim that the Lord is good and His mercies endure forever. As people, we proclaim this, the heavenly beings proclaim it, as does all of creation. God’s goodness is expressed by His beneficiaries, which is literally every living thing – whether at this moment or in the future. 

God isn’t out here for IG likes or retweets. God doesn’t have desperately get a photo op each and every time he does something good for someone. Can you imagine God taking a picture of you in your most vulnerable state or just taking a deep breath and posting about it to show off how good He is? God’s goodness is genuine, constant, and sometimes overlooked or taken for granted. God’s goodness has such an impact that it compels all of creation in heaven and on earth to praise him for it, and do the same for others. 

Think of something good you can do for someone else today just for the sake of goodness. Do it, and don’t post about it on social media.

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