God is Good to Us

There are many things I don’t know about God, but one thing I do know for sure is that He has been very good to us.  Nancy and I are both now retired after completing very fulfilling, satisfying careers.  Nancy retired from nursing last week.  I retired from pastoring last year.  We have income to support ourselves.  We have good health.  We have a very special love and friendship that keeps growing every day.  We have wonderful children who love God, each other and us!  We have lots of wonderful grandchildren to visit and spend time with.  We have friends everywhere.  We have many and varied opportunities to continue ministering to individuals, groups and in India.  And after all this we have heaven to look forward to where it just gets better yet!  God has indeed been good to us.

I know God gets all the credit for this because when I look at the direction we each were going before we let God take over there is clearly no way we would have ended up here.  We know our own individual weaknesses and strengths, and neither would have produced even a fraction of what we now have together.  All we can say is “God is good – all the time!”  Do you agree?

Matthew 7:11 “If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!”

Psalm 23:6 “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”

Psalm 84:11 “For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly.”

Spend some time thinking of God’s goodness to you.  Write a list of all He has done for you.  Thank Him for each one.

INDIA UPDATE & PRAYER REQUEST:  Praise God for His goodness and faithfulness to us and the Christians in India.  They have assurance of an eternal home in heaven as well as God’s presence with them in this life.  Thank God for the privilege He has given all of us to be involved with some of them in this small way.  Thank Him for using the conferences, books and monthly support to help His Kingdom grow in India.  Express gratitude that all of us will be together with Him in heaven one day and thank Him for the privilege and responsibility of shining His light into the darkness during our time on earth.  God is good – all the time!

Jerry Schmoyer

Christian Training Organization



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