Last Sunday at Stevensville campus we sang the song, King of my heart, and we declared the Lord’s goodness. It struck me as I was singing that the Lord is good. His nature is goodness. He is never not good.
I’m reminded of the story in Exodus when Moses goes up to the mountain to meet with God. Moses pleads with God to show him His glory. The Lord says, “I will make all My goodness pass before you.” Later it says the Lord caused His glory to pass by Moses. The glory of God is His goodness!
Most of us have experienced the goodness of God through things He has done for us. We declare that He is good because he has answered prayer. But we haven’t experienced the goodness of God yet in a way that He himself is good. We look to Him to fix our problems, give us what we need for the day, but are we seeking Him for the goodness of His presence?
Are we hoping and looking to Him to answer our petitions, or are we seeking His face?
In Luke 11 it talks about asking and receiving and it says in verse 13: “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?”
This says to me that God himself is the greatest good we can receive. It’s not the things that He gives us, which are good, and He uses those things to draw us to himself, but the goal is Jesus. Our hope is in Him. So I would encourage you as you sit in prayer today, to not petition, to not intercede, but to seek His face.
Psalm 27:8 When you said, “Seek my face,” my heart said to You, “Your face, Lord, I will seek.”