I am amazed at the goodness of our Lord. He who loves us most inspired these words: "The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee (Je. 31.3).
"We love him, because he first loved us (1 Jn. 4.19)."
Our God has lavished His grace toward us.
In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself (Eph. 1.7-9).
His grace is not something we have to qualify or work for. His grace is freely given unto us. It is His divine pleasure to pour His favor out to us who have deserved exactly the opposite; it is, indeed, in spite of us.
How great is Thy goodness, which Thou hast stored up for those who fear Thee, which Thou hast wrought for those who take refuge in Thee, before the sons of men (Ps. 31.19).
It's a simple message: God is good. But what wonderful things happen in heaven and earth when those words proceed from the mouths of those who love Him. I love going to places where those are the initial words from the lips of His people.
Praise ye the LORD for He is good and His mercy endureth forever. Try saying that everywhere you go for 21 days and note the difference.
When you go to any meeting, proclaim, "Let all that hath breath praise the Lord."
It is obvious very few people care to acknowledge the Lord in speech, even at churches. Listen, the next time you go. See if anyone voluntarily extols the virtues of the Lord. When you notice the obvious start proclaiming that all who come praise the Lord.
This is my prayer today, "May my presence, actions and words express thy amazing grace, O God, thy goodness and thine everlasting love. Thou has sent the Holy Ghost to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgement. Let me be a pure vessel of your goodness, grace and love, O God, Most High."