Thursday - Nov 10, 2011

The Goodness of God

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As we were sharing communion the other day I began reflecting on the goodness of God. It occurred to me that there are a lot of things I CAN’T do with God’s grace and goodness.

As we were sharing communion the other day I began reflecting on the goodness of God. It occurred to me that there are a lot of things I CAN’T do with God’s grace and goodness. For example, it’s so vast that I can’t measure it. It’s so profound that I can’t comprehend it. It is so intricate that I can’t explain it. And with my limited vocabulary I really can’t even describe it. It is just too… too… like… you know, right?. But as I pondered all this I realized that by the same token, there are some things I CAN do with the goodness of God! Number one – I can believe it! I don’t fully understand gravity but that doesn’t stop me from believing in it and living according to it’s laws. Even though I can’t fully understand it, I can believe it. It’s like having faith in God’s grace…

Secondly, I can be thankful for it. Even on my worst day God is still good and his goodness never stops! I can – and should – thank God for his goodness, mercy and grace all day, every day. And, thirdly, I can share it. I may not know how to make fifty dollar bills either, but it doesn’t stop me from giving them away. It’s one of those paradoxical truths about God – that the more you share his goodness with others, the more of it you have! When we talk about church planting the discussion usually runs to strategy, advertising, staffing positions, and so on. But at it’s most germinal level – it’s just about sharing the goodness of God with others, whether they are non-Christians or fellow believers. In the middle of all the work of pulling a church plant together we have stay centred on God’s goodness and let it flow into everything we build.

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Brad Dewar

Veteran church planters Brad & Wendy Dewar combine apostolic and prophetic anointings together with over twenty-five years of ministry experience to produce dramatic results wherever they go. They have planted twelve churches across Canada and coached many others. As Executive Director of Church Planting for VCI they provide counsel and advice to pastors and churches across the nation. Their fresh approach to the Word of God and fluent ministry in the gifts of the Holy Spirit touches lives and sets people free in Christ.

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