Mar
30

Are You Good Looking? — Devotional

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How did you answer the title of this posting?

Yeah, I am!

I don’t know???

Afraid not!

None of your business!!!

You’ll have to decide for yourself.

Well maybe you wrongly interpreted the question. I mean—Is your looking good? Do you have the good habit of looking for the good in a situation. I know..I know…the question inevitably arises–How could there be anything good in this castrophe in which I find myself. I can certainly relate to your sentiments.

Let’s change our angle a bit and look at this a little differently. If God works all things together for good to those who love Him and aBigstockphoto_mirror_3233439_3re called according to His purpose (Rom.8:28), then there has to be some good that comes forth in the midst of the mess.

I can imagine different circumstances out there….

"I just found out my 16 year old daughter is pregnant!" Down the road when you are holding that little one in your arms, you will see the good that comes forth–or there might be some couple who has been praying for years for a baby to adopt who finally holds the answer in their arms.

"My husband lost his job yesterday!" Later, if you look for the good in the middle of your uncertainty, you will discover marvelous ways that God provides and your faith in Him will increase. Just maybe yesterday’s loss will become the springboard that thrusts  your husband almost unwillingly into that great job he has always yearned for. Yes-you may just thank God for the pain of yesterday because it brought the needed change for your tomorrow.

"The doctor told me I have six months to live!" This is certainly hard news to handle. Dig in and look for the good that God is going to do. Trust that He is working. Make it the best six months you have ever lived and it may just turn into more. As a believer, you will be whole either way and that’s good isn’t it?

Yeah, it’s important that we all be good-looking. I’m not nearly as good-looking as I want to be or need to be.

I once heard that gold miners have to move tons of dirt and rock to get that one ounce of gold. They do not spend everyday looking for dirt–they spend it looking for gold. It makes all the difference in the world. When you see the glimmer of gold that you know is there somewhere, the heart rises with assurance and hope.

Don’t spend all your time looking for the dirt–look for the gold and you’ll be more good-looking. There is always plenty of dirt that has to be moved to find the gold. If you really don’t believe the gold is there, you will resign yourself to living with the dirt and miss the joy of being good-looking.

Hang out with good-looking folks and you will find it even easier to find the good. You will help and encourage each other in the search. You will become a search party looking for all the good things that have been lost in a world of dirt. That’s kinda what Jesus came and did, isn’t it?

Wow–think about being part of a church with a big ole search party mentality that is determined to find the good that God is doing in every circumstance and situation.

Jesus said that he only did what he saw the Father doing. God is good, so what He does is good. Being good-looking really means we are being God-looking. Look in the mirror—–Are you good-looking?

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