Scripture of the Day
“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.”
I am so excited.
You know what’s amazing, God is redeeming my life.
Have you ever looked back on something you wrote pears pervious and felt embarrassed by the words? Well, I dreadfully wondered into my blogs’ previous posts, and I found one from May 31, 2020. Without God having changed my life, I may have read that post differently, but now I get to praise him. I am so excited about my future because I realize that I can’t stand in the way of his goodness. Even if I tried to stand in his way to prevent him helping me, I’d just be hit in the face with goodness, and then I’d be made radiant by its light.
I read this scripture today.
Psalm 23:6 “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.”
While I have heard CeCe Winans explain this scripture framed by her words, “I can’t even dodge the goodness of the Lord,” I have questioned the validity of this interpretation. Now, I know it’s true. Because looking back, I was not helping God help me. Actually, I was actively doing all I could muster to hinder him helping me because I didn’t want to be deceived, and I didn’t know how to trust God; it seemed like nobody else had an imaginary friend quite like mine. And while I enjoyed being prompted to pray to for people, at a distance, finding out through the grape vine of the improvements to their health, I didn’t want my faith tested because I wasn’t sure if my imaginary friend was, really, God.
In May 2020, when I wrote that post, I didn’t believe in miracles without medical professionals involved. By the end of October 2020 I was miraculously healed of an incurable condition.
What I’m highlighting today, is this: God didn’t wait for me believe in miracles.
I went with God because I like him. He makes me feel good.
Now, I know he doesn’t need my help, to help me. He will choose me. He has chosen me because, against my resistance and before I trusted him, he gave to me. Now, I know he’s not going to let me go.
My trust in him is as small as a mustard seed, but I am not afraid because He doesn’t need my help.