My good friend (and one of the best preachers/teachers I know), Tony Miano – retweeted this challenge from Geoff Kirkland on Twitter:
TRY THIS: take 5 minutes & write out (or type out) ALL the ways that God's goodness has manifested itself to you! Get started… #Thank #God
— Geoffrey Kirkland (@GeoffKirkland) June 21, 2013
Now I’ve got the timer feature on my Android set for five minutes. Let’s see what happens. Ready…go!
Well, where do I begin? My first thought was that God has gifted me to be able to type quickly, so I’m guessing I’ll get a longer list than Mr. Miano. 🙂
God has been so good to me in giving me life, and allowing me to know who His Son, Jesus Christ is. I was allowed to see some measure of the depth of my sin before He gave me new life. As much as I hate my old life, I am grateful for the experience and the perspective it allows me to have.
God has given me a bride and a love for her that is supernatural. I cannot explain how much I adore this woman and it has made me a better man. As well, God has blessed me with several children. I love my children so much – and they reciprocate that love to me and make me feel so humbled. God has been so Good to me to allow me to even know these people, let alone be their leader in the home.
God is Good to me because He has allowed me to know Him through His Word and has given me discernment and a love for sound doctrine. He has provided a pastor and a local church and freedom from most common types of persecution.
Generally speaking, He has spared me from poor health, He has prospered me financially and allowed me to enjoy some of the “finer” things this world has to offer. Although paling in comparison to eternity, it is also a testament to His Goodness. I do not take for granted the ability to see, taste, hear, touch and smell – nor do I account it nothing that God has made so many mundane activities enjoyable, like eating.
Well, there’s 5 minutes off the top of my head. Thanks.