He’s Just That Good

by A.C. Williams @Free2BFearless

Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow builds her nest and raises her young at a place near your altar, Oh Lord of Heaven’s Armies, my King and my God! What joy for those who live in your house, always singing your praises! Psalm 84:3-4 NIV

Can I tell you what Jesus has done for me?

He woke me up this morning and gave me air to breathe and lungs that work.

He gave me coffee to drink and taste buds to enjoy it, along with a sugar-free pumpkin spice flavored creamer to put in it that was simply delightful.

He gave me beautiful fall weather in a state that sees an actual autumn season once every twenty years or so.

 But not only that, He gave me a back yard with a step to sit on and a big floofy dog to cuddle with.

He gave me a comfortable home to live in. I have food in my refrigerator, not just for today but for next week, too. I have a car that drives, and thanks to God’s provision, I have new brakes and new tires and even new windshield wipers.

I live in a country where I get to vote for our leaders, to speak up for what I believe and how I think our country should be run. I am free to believe, live, and speak as I choose

I have a church where I get to worship freely, where I get to learn about God from His Word, where I have friends and relationships that support and encourage me.

I have a family that loves me. Parents and a brother and a sister-in-law (who I prayed for before I knew her and can say she is exactly the one God had in mind for my adorkable weirdo of a brother). I have a grandma who makes me laugh, and a grandpa who is more alive now in heaven than I am on earth.

But do you know what else I have?

Confidence. Assurance. Abundance. Security. Identity.

My Jesus tells me who I am. My God directs my steps. The Holy Spirit leads me in meekness and wisdom and truth.

I am so blessed. So blessed.

What about you? What blessings do you have? My list of blessings may not seem like much to some folks, but to me, they are a direct confirmation from God that He will always take care of me. And as I sit here making this list, tears are flowing down my face as I remember yet again just how good God has been to me.

How good has He been to you?

Honestly.

Look at your life. Look at what you have and recognize that you couldn’t have gotten where you are today without Him. Any good thing in your life comes from God. Maybe you feel like you earned it, but don’t you see that it’s not in your power to make your life what it is?

Even if it’s for something small, praise Him for it. Even if your life is full of trauma and sorrow and grief—praise Him for the good He will do through it. He’s the only one who can transform sadness into a reason to rejoice (Psalm 84:6).

Would you praise Him for that today? Would you choose to believe that a life in His presence is worth more than wealth and status without Him?

Praising God in dark times can be a challenge until you start, and then, you can’t stop. He’s just that good. And you have to admit, a life spent praising God isn’t a bad way to live.

So how about it? Let’s praise Him together.

This article is brought to you by the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (AWSA).

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He’s Just That Good – thoughts on #Thanksgiving from A.C. Williams, @Free2BFearless on @AriseDailyDevo (Click to Tweet)

Finding Fireflies

About the author: A.C. Williams is a coffee-drinking, sushi-eating, story-telling nerd who loves cats, country living, and all things Japanese. She’d rather be barefoot, and if isn’t, her socks will never match. She likes her road trips with rock music, her superheroes with snark, and her blankets extra fuzzy, but her first love is stories and the authors who are passionate about telling them. Learn more about her book coaching services and follow her adventures on social media @free2bfearless.

Join the conversation: What ordinary, often overlooked blessings has God given you?

One thought on “He’s Just That Good

  1. Halleluyah! Thank you, A.C. for this timely blog. And of the many blessings, coffee with sugar free pumpkin-spice creamer is on my list, too. Have a great Thanksgiving!

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