Be thankful for the good times.

Golfing, laughing, being with family and friends, eating, sleeping, helping others, bird-watching, listening to music, writing:

Just a few things that I enjoy doing throughout my days.

And when I am able to do a lot of those things, my life is good. I feel fulfilled, happy, satisfied, etc.

But eventually, it can’t always be full of those feelings.

And when I start to feel down, when things aren’t going well, that’s when I seek God the most.

Prayer/spending time with God helps me get through those hard times and helps me keep my head up.

I have realized that there is a problem with that.

I always seek God when times are tough, but I don’t always seek Him when times are good.

When times are good, I just continue to chug along and not think much about things.

God is so full of goodness and fulfills me more than anything on Earth ever could.

I need to be so much more thankful and appreciative of God’s goodness and that I would have nothing if it weren’t for Him.

Psalm 107:8-9
8 Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind, 
9 for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.

When the going gets tough, I know that by reaching out to God will satisfy my hunger for things to be good again.

But that is selfish.

It’s not about me being good again, it’s about God showing me and reminding me that He is what is good for me.

All of the things that satisfy me here on Earth feel good, but they are so extremely temporary.

God’s presence, grace, love, forgiveness, peace, is ETERNAL.

And that is so, so, so good.

My heart is calmed and filled with joy at the thought of enjoying God’s gifts and being with Him eternally.

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Along with this message today of being thankful for God and realizing how good He always is, I also wanted to discuss something about the impact I want to make.

As a believer of God and His grace, I want others to be able to experience God and how good He is.

I don’t want to get into debates with people or shove ideas in their face.

I don’t want to judge or cast away anyone from me.

I just want people to see, through my life, how God makes my life so great and how positive He is in my life.

I want everyone to be able to experience God’s love and His grace because I know what it has done for me.

I pray that through my words, my actions, and my writing that I can show people how incredibly amazing God is and that they would get to experience God the way that I have experienced Him.

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