7. Recognize God’s Goodness in Your Breath (Another Day of Life)
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due change.” James 1:17 ESV
Every breath is a gift from God. Another day of life, full of His providence and blessing, helps us recognize God, daily. Often, we take the simple joy of breathing for granted. God, in His goodness, knows every hair on our heads. At any given time, that number can change. Daily, we lose strands here and there, sometimes unnoticed. But not to our good God. He notices. He is everywhere and all-knowing, and cares for us deeply enough to know the most finite details of our days. Each day, each breath, is evidence of our good God.
8. Recognize God’s Goodness in His Forgiveness
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9 ESV
Forgiveness reveals God’s goodness, daily. Forgiveness was birthed by our good God, who didn’t have to forgive humanity for breaking His laws. Laws put in place to protect and care for us, whom He created in His image. “God is self-existent, self-sufficient, eternal, immutable, omnipresent, omniscient, sovereign, infinite, and incomprehensible. We are not,” Jen Wilkin spoke.” Daily, we come to God for forgiveness, because we all fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23) In Christ, we are able to come to our good God and confess our sins. In His goodness and through the sacrifice of His Son, we are able to embrace the gift of forgiveness He has given to us, and thus forgive others as He has done for us.
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