The Story of Good – Learning to Steward the Good Within.
God formed Man out of dirt from the ground and blew into his nostrils the breath of life. The Man came alive—a living soul! ~ Genesis 2: 7 (TM)
As I sat by the fire, the Spirit drew closer to me,
It was though He had a secret to share.
“You see, My child,” the Spirit whispered,
“You, and all those around you,
Are made in the image of God.”
“You are Good.
No wait, God calls you very Good.
You are filled to the brim with His Good.”
“That’s the Good News.
But you also need to understand the complete Story.”
“Since God loves you so much,
Seeing you as His precious child,
When I, the Spirit, breath Life into your nostrils,
Along with God’s Good,
You are given God’s glorious freedom of choice.”
“Just like all the angels in heaven,
Just like Gabriel and Lucifer,
You have been given the Gift of Life,
And with it, came the Gift of Self.”
“You have Good flowing through your veins.
You have a unique identity.
You have a name.”
“Known by God,
Not by number, but by name.”
“You are placed in the middle of His Good creation,
Where the Life blood is, in fact, Good.”
“And within that Good,
Are the nutrients needed to sustain Life.
Faith, Hope, Love.”
“As I said earlier, those are the elements found within Good.
You are birthed in that DNA of Good,
You are bestowed in that DNA of Good,
And will always have access to that DNA of Good.
As long as you live, move and have your being,
Both now and forevermore.”
“It is Good. Amen.”
Ponder on these things:
Think back on a recent time when you said or did something very good. Describe it.
What feelings were evoked as you were doing or saying this good thing?
Reflect upon a recent experience when you were the recipient of something good.
Over a period of about eight weeks (3 sessions per week), we will take you on a poetic journey (26-sessions) we call The Story of Good. We suggest you bookmark our blog series homepage to keep all the writings in one place for your future reference. Take note that each blog session begins with a short scripture reading. My suggestion is that you don’t hurry through, or skip the text, but treat it as a Lectio Divina reading where you slow down and sit a bit with God’s Word, allowing it to penetrate and influence you as you read. Each session also ends with a few thoughts to ponder on. I look forward to hearing some of your insight as we journey together!
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