Living a Good Life, often times, is easier said than done. In fact, in this day and age, many of us find it hard to be “good” when everyone around us is acting badly. It’s hard to do right when everyone keeps doing you wrong…when everywhere you look and everywhere you turn, all you can see is bad — bad things on your job, bad things at school, bad things on TV, bad things in the news, bad things in our community, the Nation, and the World.
But this is where God’s grace and mercy comes in. See, no matter how bad things get in this world that we happen to live in, God’s calling on our lives remains the same. God calls us to be good and to do good – to live a good life. Galatians 6:9-10, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”
And just so we are all on the same page, Living a Good Life is not about what we have (that might be called living ‘the’ good life). And be sure of this as well, Living a Good Life is not just about what we do. For good works alone can’t and won’t save us. Living a Good Life is about our faith…it is about who we are and whose we are. Living a Good Life is the natural overflow of a heart that is yielded and submitted to Christ. It is about giving and receiving the blessing (or the fruit) of His Spirit, “…love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control”. For the Bible says that, “…against such things there is no law”. Galatians 5:22-23.
Are you Living a Good Life? If not, please start today. For you will surely reap a harvest if you do not give up. Amen.
Your Sister in Christ,
Min. DiOnetta Jones Crayton