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Discovery is about exploring to find something new. On the road of discovery you may find a new world, a new perspective, a new person, or a new idea about the world.

God may have a good surprise in store for you today.

So, let us begin a journey of discovery. Let us seek out the goodness of God in this world. Let us take time to think about what “good" means to us. Let us praise God, for God is good.

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Praise the Lord! O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever. Who can utter the mighty doings of the Lord, or declare all his praise? Happy are those who observe justice, who do righteousness at all times. Remember me, O Lord, when you show favor to your people; help me when you deliver them; that I may see the prosperity of your chosen ones, that I may rejoice in the gladness of your nation, that I may glory in your heritage. Both we and our ancestors have sinned; we have committed iniquity, have done wickedly.

Psalm 106:1-6

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It has always amazed me how much good God was able to accomplish through Mother Teresa. She was one who observed justice and did righteousness. She was helping the hungry and sick. She was showing people respect and worth in the way that she loved them. She was speaking out against injustice.

Mother Teresa’s actions make me wonder if God is able to use me for good, too. Do I allow God to work through me for the good? Do I stand up against injustice? Do I love others with respect? Am I willing to learn what God thinks is good and important?

Sometimes it is hard to shut out what the world thinks is good and focus on the goodness of God. God is doing mighty acts all around you today. Take time to watch and observe where God is at work. Be open to gaining a new perspective. Give praise to a good God.

Brenda Thompson

 

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Show me God, what is good. Help me to see what is right and just. Help me to know what love is and share it with the world. May all of Creation give you praise for your goodness and love. Amen.

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Go

Go out into the world looking for the goodness of God.

Go out with the courage and faith to trust in God’s goodness.

Go out with an open mind and heart.

You may discover something new.

Brenda Thompson

Rev. Brenda Thompson is currently serving as Chief Ministries Officer at Bahamas Methodist Habitat, on the Island of Eleuthera. She is a graduate of Duke Divinity School and has a passion for exploring Missiology.

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