Saturday, June 27, 2020

How Much Good Should We Have?

It was the first parent-teacher conference of the year. Mrs. Adams was a bit fearful as she entered her son’s classroom. Seated across from her son’s teacher she did not know what to expect.

“Mrs. Adams,” began the teacher, “it is a delight to have your son as a student in my class. He is so good!”

“My son?” gasped Mrs. Adams. She was shocked beyond belief.

“Yes. Charles is a model student,” the teacher continued.

Then, turning to her son, Mrs. Adams said to Charles, “Your teacher said that you are a good student. Even a model student. Why can’t you be good at home?”

“Well, Mom,” he replied slowly, “I only got so much goodness in me and I decided to use it in school.”

Goodness is an expression of “God-like-ness” that should reside inside of every believer and find its way outside of us in showing God’s love and grace to others. “God-like-ness” should come easily, naturally, and constantly in our relationships with others. 

As we become more of who God wants us to be, more “God-like,” we must allow Him to move freely in us and through us. As we sense His love flooding into our hearts, showing “God-like-ness” should not be something we force ourselves to do. Rather, it is something we do without even thinking about it because we are a child of God.

Prayer:  Help us, Heavenly Father, to express “God-like-ness” to others as You have expressed God-love to us. May our ‘God-like-ness” reflect Your love for them. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture For Today: Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone—especially to those in the family of faith. Galatians 6:10

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