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Fruit of the Spirit Goodness–The Looks of Goodness

The most wonderful part of the life and ministry of our Savior was HIs desire to restore the broken and the broken hearted.  He rose each day knowing that he would face a sick and broken crowd that would need encouraging, feeding, healing or direction as to be in relationship with God.  He never asked for payment. He never sought praise or credit.  Jesus was simply being and doing good.  

Each day looked different.  Some days it was teaching; other days it was meeting the physical needs of his crowd. Still, other days it was trying to show the religious leadership God’s true nature, hoping to change the way that they led to model the God they claimed to serve. In short, all days Jesus simply walked in goodness.

In our daily lives, we will not have the same opportunities to feed the crowds, heal the sick, or preach to the lost but needful masses.  Jesus would tell us simply to trust and follow Him, and He, the Lord will provide opportunities to show goodness and live in goodness.  

It may be a kind word or deed.  It may be making a huge sacrifice for another.  The common factor is that it is God flowing through us and doing what he does best–renewal and restoration.  We must not fear doing good nor overanalyze our motives for doing good.  We simply need to follow and trust God, and allow the Holy Spirit to work through us to complete God’s plan.

God Bless You

40 Now when Jesus returned, a crowd welcomed him, for they were all expecting him. 41 Then a man named Jairus, a synagogue leader, came and fell at Jesus’ feet, pleading with him to come to his house 42 because his only daughter, a girl of about twelve, was dying.

As Jesus was on his way, the crowds almost crushed him. 43 And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years,[c] but no one could heal her. 44 She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped.

45 “Who touched me?” Jesus asked.

When they all denied it, Peter said, “Master, the people are crowding and pressing against you.”

46 But Jesus said, “Someone touched me; I know that power has gone out from me.”

47 Then the woman, seeing that she could not go unnoticed, came trembling and fell at his feet. In the presence of all the people, she told why she had touched him and how she had been instantly healed. 48 Then he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.”

49 While Jesus was still speaking, someone came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue leader. “Your daughter is dead,” he said. “Don’t bother the teacher anymore.”

50 Hearing this, Jesus said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed.”

51 When he arrived at the house of Jairus, he did not let anyone go in with him except Peter, John and James, and the child’s father and mother. 52 Meanwhile, all the people were wailing and mourning for her. “Stop wailing,” Jesus said. “She is not dead but asleep.”

53 They laughed at him, knowing that she was dead. 54 But he took her by the hand and said, “My child, get up!” 55 Her spirit returned, and at once she stood up. Then Jesus told them to give her something to eat. 56 Her parents were astonished, but he ordered them not to tell anyone what had happened.

29 And immediately he[a] left the synagogue and entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. 30 Now Simon’s mother-in-law lay ill with a fever, and immediately they told him about her. 31 And he came and took her by the hand and lifted her up, and the fever left her, and she began to serve them.

32 That evening at sundown they brought to him all who were sick or oppressed by demons. 33 And the whole city was gathered together at the door. 34 And he healed many who were sick with various diseases and cast out many demons. And he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him.


This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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