“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” -Galatians 5:22
Living for God is the best place to be. I believe that being in obedience to God’s word is the best, fullest, most fun, enriched place you can live your life. God is the most joyful person in the universe. He’s also the smartest person in the universe, he is on your side, and he has given us this gift how to live the richest, most exciting, amazing life possible for our whole life instead of just for a mere moment. But, society seems to want to give you a choice. You have a choice between a good life, therefore a moral life, and a full life, a not-so-moral life. And that is a lie. I have lived in sin long enough to know that a sinful life is not a full life. To know that a life without boundaries, without morals, without integrity, a life of hidden-ness, a life of fakeness, a life of mask wearing, a life of shame is not a full life to live. If I’ve learned anything it’s that living a vulnerable life, warts and all, in the grace of Jesus Christ, striving for righteousness, growing in my Christ likeness is the best place to live. To live every moment with the faith and confidence that comes with the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Society asks “what do you want – goodness or fullness?” God says you can have goodness and fullness. In fact, the only way to be good is to be filled up, and the only way to be filled up is to be good. That’s the kingdom of God. You know that God wants you to have a rich full life, so don’t forget it.
PRAYER: Dear Lord, draw me to your goodness. Help me focus on what is good: in people, in life, in your creation. Help me to strive towards a moral life that is full of you.
REFLECTION: Think about how you can be good. Read about what God says about being good. Now practice those things. Strive towards goodness in your day. Be good, and appreciate the good in the world.