Monday, December 16, 2013

Pastor's Ponderings: December 16, 2013

Good News From God!

I recently received some good news from an unexpected source.  I had called an agency to clarify some paperwork and the customer service representative notified me that I have some unexpected benefits that were granted from a former employer. This had nothing to do with the purpose of my call, but was a pleasant and stunning surprise. I had just casually asked God for a blessing a couple of days before and the timing of this blessing really shocked me.

I shouldn’t be shocked. God said that if we delight ourselves in Him, He will give us the desires of our heart (Psalm 37:4).  He said that He would withhold no good thing from those that walk uprightly (Psalm 84:11).  Well, praise God, it looks like we qualify for His blessings!

The 23rd Psalm reminds us that He is taking care of us. He is leading us, He is guiding us, and He is preparing benefits for us in spite of those who are against us.  Furthermore, goodness and love follow us all of the days of our lives. Today, I believe God simply wants us to joyfully ask Him for the things that we need.  It is His good pleasure to give us His kingdom.

Next week many children are confident that Santa (aka their parents) will give them several gifts. If our children can believe for a bountiful Christmas morning, will you believe today that God loves you enough to meet your needs?

Please leave a comment below sharing how God has also given you good news. If you have a prayer request please email

Psalm 37:4
Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

Psalm 23:1, 5, 6 New International Version (NIV)

1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.

5You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Luke 12:32 New International Version (NIV)
“Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom

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