Exodus 33:19 And the Lord said, “I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the Lord, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.
This is the reset that Moses and the Israelites needed, where the Lord speaks directly to the people, and causes all of his goodness to pass in front. As the name of the Lord is being proclaimed, the people are shown again the blessing of living under God’s mercy and compassion. How many of us need a reset today? That the Lord would cause all of his goodness to pass in front of us, where our old jaded thoughts, broken emotions, bitterness and anger are confronted by the goodness of the living God!
Today, let’s pray so that we will experience another reset, where the truth of the gospel will permeate and change us. Let’s also pray that any and all issues that we go through in life, in Christ we will see God’s goodness overtake, overhaul, and change the narrative to speak of God’s goodness shining through in the midst of life’s darkness and tragedies.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, we thank you for your supernatural goodness in our lives. We ask for another resetting moment of faith, where your goodness and love are what marks us. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Let’s worship the Lord to the song “Good Forever” by Matt Redman (click here).
Today, let’s read aloud the following passages and prayer together.
But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:4-9 (NIV)
Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. Fear the Lord, you his holy people, for those who fear him lack nothing. The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing. Psalm 43:8-10 (NIV)
11 You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, 12 that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent. Lord my God, I will praise you forever. Psalm 30:11-12 (NIV)
Prayer: Lord we worship you, for in you we have received the incomparable, incongruous, incredible truth of your goodness shown to us upon the cross. We ask that we will grow in tasting and seeing your goodness in our lives. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Psalm 91:1, 3-4 (NIV)
“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High, will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.” Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
The goodness of God is known in our lives as we dwell (live in) in the shelter of the Lord God Most High. We need to be soaked and permeated with the gospel, at times for long periods of time as we live/dwell in the house of the Lord.
To belong to the Lord in His church is to know the goodness of God, as we areengaged in prayer, in worship. This is how we learn to deal with our life’s issues, where there is constant ministry surrounding us.When we get stuck as if we were trapped, or deal with deadly occurrences, this the heart of our God: he will save you, and cover you with his feathers and we will find refuge (safety under his wings).For the Lord protects us and we find refuge in the fatherly/motherly protective love of our God.
Prayer: Father, we thank you for your protective love and care over our lives as we dwell in your house. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Let’s worship to the song “All Praise” by Matt Redman (click here).
Romans 5:8 – “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Perhaps you’ve heard about the supernatural goodness of God, but there are areas of disconnect where all you feel and see is through the lens of pain, darkness, anger and bitterness, and goodness is the last thing that comes to mind when you look at those areas/experiences.
Today, there is hope in God’s supernatural goodness—where there is to be no area in our lives where it is to remain broken, unresolved, in bitterness and anger. Rather, every part of our lives is to speak of God’s great salvation and goodness—for the Lord is good, and in him there is no darkness at all.
Today as you pray, ask the Lord to help you get rid of the disconnect that you’ve lived with. Ask for moments of healing and the experiences of hurt being overtaken by the experience of the gospel.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, we ask for healing and for your supernatural goodness to wash over every area of our lives. We ask that there will no longer be any disconnect in our lives. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Let’s worship with the song “Songs in the Night” by Matt Redman (click here).
Psalm 23:6 (NIV) Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Our lives as God’s people are marked by our knowing and experiencing his goodness and love following, chasing, and capturing our hearts. This means that the Lord does not leave us where we are. Instead, he comes after us into the very places where once we’ve only known hurt, disappointment, anger, and bitterness. It is in those very areas the Lord causes his goodness and love to be known, and when that occurs, we are never the same again.
This is the blessing that we’ve been given by the Lord, that as we continue to grow as his people, we will see the goodness of God invading, replacing, redeeming every area of our lives. This is how incredible the love of God is, that those who were once away from God—who did not belong nor know God, are now those who live knowing and tasting the goodness of God.
Today, let’s respond in thanksgiving for the Lord’s goodness that follows us all the days of our lives.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, we thank you that we will live in your goodness all the days of our lives. May the experience of your goodness bring healing, cleansing, and restoration in the broken areas of our lives. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Let’s worship to the song “God, You’re So Good” by Kristian Stanfill (click here).