This week’s prayer is a great reminder to think on God’s goodness:
O God, from whom all good proceeds:
Grant that by your inspiration we may think those things that are right,
and by your merciful guiding may do them;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
~Book of Common Prayer
Right thinking starts with recognizing that God is truly good. It begins with realizing that His only disposition toward us is love.
Meditate on this for a minute with me:
God is good, and He loves us deeply.
That’s a really reassuring place to rest our hearts today, isn’t it?
How often I find my thought patterns swirling downward into a negative spiral that refuses to see God’s goodness, which (in spite of me) is always around me, always working.
I love that we can freely ask Him for the inspiration to “get our heads on straight,” and change those thought patterns that distract us from His goodness and from His purposes.
When we align our thinking with God’s, we begin to see where we can be instruments of His love, vessels of His mercy, and bearers of His justice.
He will guide us along the way. There is no need to worry, no need to be anxious about “missing” His will. When we start with His goodness and seek to share from the abundance we have received, we can’t go wrong.
I’m praying for you this week. May you experience all of God’s goodness, and may your mind be filled with peace.