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.
Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.
The popular phrase "just do it" that Nike uses for marketing isn’t very reasonable. I am sure that Nike wants us to just buy their shoes without thinking about how expensive they are, how or where they were made, or why we are buying them.
Paul is telling us just the opposite, to take time to think before we act. He tells us to think about what is true, honorable, just, excellent, and praiseworthy. We are to dwell on the good things and learn from them. Then we are called to act upon what we've learned. So don’t "just do it." First think, learn, and then do it.
Discovering what is good means reflecting on what is good. You have to think about what Jesus did and why. You have to think about your actions and words. Learn from God’s mighty acts, using the good brain God gave you. Then take courage and act in bold ways to share what you have learned with the world.
Creator God, help me to take time to think and learn about what is good. Help me to think outside the box. Give me courage to act upon your words today. Amen.
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.