“How good are You God? Will You show me?”
I ask God that now and then, and He always answers. I can kind of picture Him getting that question, His face lighting up (even more), Him rubbing His hands excitedly, and saying: “I’m glad you asked (finally)!”
Or, “Well, since you’re asking, why, yes!”
The thing is, my question is awful big – bigger than I can even imagine. Certain questions or requests take quite a while to answer. I’m sure that at some point I’ve said or thought:
“Wow, God, now I know how good You are!”, in response to something that has occurred in my life.
And I’m sure that God, although I haven’t actually heard Him say this, must have said something like:
“Wait, I’m not done yet!”
In fact, He only just got started. A question I have is, do I stop receiving of His goodness way too early, thinking that I already got more than I thought I could get? Quite possible. Fortunately, part of God’s goodness is His patience, and He doesn’t stop, just because we think it’s over!
Now, I’m sure God could make it quite clear to me how good He is a lot faster than He does, but I wonder if it might kill me..?!
So He must have some good reason for me to still be walking this Earth, and encountering His goodness in smaller, more rationed portions. Yet, even these “smaller” portions are quite overwhelming at times – so much so that I wonder how He can top the present encounter I’m having. Well, it’s left for me to wonder, and for Him to come and show me. Over, and over, and over again, like waves coming at you when you’re at the beach.
You can ask God to show you His goodness, and He will continually do so. But will you step out into the water and actually search it out? The goodness of God is so strong, so powerful, you might never get back to the shore. You might never recover. It’ll feel overwhelming. Too much. You’ll never be the same.
As we enter into a new year and a new season, this is what’s on my heart:
Knowing more of His heart for us. And because of that, never be the same!