11 In 31 Days of Coffee Talk with Jesus/ Faith

You Are Good

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My Child,

How are you feeling today?  I hear you as you shrug your shoulders.  You don’t have to use words to tell me that you aren’t feeling too good about yourself these days. Somewhere along the way you’ve stopped believing that you are good, or that anything you do is good.

Let’s look at some other words that describe “good”:

virtuous, righteous, upright, upstanding, moral, ethical, exemplary, irreproachable, blameless, guiltless, honorable, respectable, noble, trustworthy, praiseworthy, admirable; angelic.

These are heavy words to take on.  Remember the labels?   They somehow wedge their way into your mind until you think about yourself as less than you are:

You don’t feel like a good woman.

You don’t believe you’re a good wife.

You don’t think you’re a good mom.

You aren’t sure you have anything good to offer to anyone.

Let me bring you back to reality for a moment.  I don’t create junk.  Everything that I spoke into existence, everything that I created is good.  After I fashioned you, I looked upon your beauty and said, “it is good”.

You are a good woman,
because you strive to love Me with your whole heart.

You are a good wife,
because you seek to honor your husband and love Him unconditionally.

You are a good mom,
because you love your children fiercely and desire to show them My love.

You, my Beloved One, have so much good to offer to this world.

You are good, because I am good, and my goodness lives in you.

Will you believe in yourself today?  Will you believe that you are good?

Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me
all the days of my life,
and I will live in the house of the Lord
forever.  (Psalm 23:6)

Until tomorrow,
Jesus 

*This is Day 9 of a 31 Day series on Coffee Talk With Jesus.  You can find all of the posts in this series here.  I pray you are blessed as you read.

11 Comments

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    veronica
    October 9, 2012 at 4:54 am

    Thank you for reminding me this morning that “God doesn’t make junk” 🙂 Just want I needed to hear!
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      Barbie
      October 9, 2012 at 10:05 pm

      You’re welcome Veronica! I have to keep that one in front of me all the time.

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    Child of God
    October 9, 2012 at 8:13 am

    I totally agree with God, you are good because He made you and God Himself is good. You are created in His image and He is perfect. Isn’t that amazing?? It is the evil one who is trying to make you believe you are no good.

    Good word, thanks for sharing.

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      Barbie
      October 9, 2012 at 10:05 pm

      AMEN my friend! Good stuff!

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    Adoption Mama
    October 9, 2012 at 8:35 am

    Praising God for His goodness that makes me good. Without His righteousness I am nothing. With His righteousness, I’m a child of the king!

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      Barbie
      October 9, 2012 at 10:06 pm

      His goodness makes me good! He’s so good!

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    Lisa Grace
    October 9, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    I really like this! Going to print it out and put it my home management binder to look over again and again. Thanks 🙂
    Lisa Grace recently posted..Being Fully Present: UNplugged

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      Barbie
      October 9, 2012 at 10:07 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Lisa!

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    susan@avintagefarmwife
    October 9, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    “His goodness lives in me….” Thanks for the reminder!

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      Barbie
      October 10, 2012 at 6:00 pm

      You’re welcome Susan!

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    Rosann
    October 14, 2012 at 5:37 am

    Barbie, these are powerful words for my heart today. Thank you for your beautiful encouragement. 🙂
    Rosann recently posted..31 Days to SuperMom {Day 14: Encouraging Your Child’s Love For Learning…and More!}

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