Operate Out of His Goodness

Lamentations 3:22-24 NKJV

Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed,

Because His compassions fail not.

They are new every morning;

Great is Your faithfulness.

“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,

“Therefore I hope in Him!”

My eyes squinted open, hesitant to face the morning. I had already been woken up twice in the middle of the night. I don’t remember if I have slept more than four hours without a feeding (nursing the baby). Yet, I felt God’s spirit say to me: goodness not greed. Huh? I wondered… *Operate out of my goodness… *

Each day, as a mom with young children, and five of them ages nine and under, I am faced with choices… (choices choices *insert emoji*)

One by one the older ones asked me to get out of bed while I lay pinned between the two littles. Do I operate out of greed or goodness? Greed says, “Ugh, leave me alone. The baby is asleep and I don’t want to be bothered! Go away…”

Goodness says, “Give me just a few minutes, I’ll be out soon, ok?” 

I love that when he speaks to me, I see his goodness and I can live out of his goodness not my lack.

Prayer: God, no matter the circumstances that I face, let me remember that I am yours and you are with me. This season is harder than I could have imagined. In my weakness, Lord, may you be my strength. Thank you that though I was in a bad place and in a weak moment, you’ve again been faithful. Your mercies abound. Your grace sufficient. Amen.

Remember this day: Operate from Goodness not Greed… and in life, aim for goodness not perfection.

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By MamaDea

Life can be full of hope and abundance; I am certain we can find it because the life we want and desire: Jesus came to give us life and we can have it abundantly! A little about me: I am a wife, first. Next, I am a mama to five children; my husband and I have four daughters and son! I love to connect and talk about things of God and look for beauty in life.

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