I am asking the Father to show me the “good” in my life. Right now I feel like there is nothing. Yes, there are my kids. They are a good thing, and I hardly get to see them. One might say to me, well you DO get to see them. Yes, that’s true, but that is not the best that I expect from the Father and the life He has given me. There are other aspects of my life as well that I know can be better.
I have been reading a book by C. Baxter Kruger. It is called “The Great Dance.” In it he talks about the love, life, and fellowship between the Father, Son, and Spirit, and how that life is extended to us here on earth through the Son, Jesus. This trinitarian theology makes more sense to me than anything I have ever learned about God all my life.
Slain Before The Foundation of The Earth
He talks about the plan, that was from the beginning, to include the human race in the “great dance” of life between Jesus and His Father in the Spirit. Jesus was coming to earth as a man whether Adam and Eve had sinned or not. Adam’s sin simply made it harder and more painful for the Lord to accomplish his mission. And the mission was all along to include humans in the life of the Father, Son, and Spirit, through the incarnation of the Son of God. Through the humanity of Jesus Christ, we are included in God’s great dance of life. 1Pet 1: 18-20 Rev 13:8
This new understanding for me has increased my faith, and, caused my hunger to understand the Father through Jesus’ eyes and heart to grow. I want to know and experience the life that has been provided for me in Christ.
I now understand that I am in that life right now. That is why I am asking the Father to show “the good” in my life. If my life is from the Lord, and it is good, then I want to know and appreciate what I have been given. I do believe that God is good. I do believe that I am in Christ. Therefore the life I have is good. If I cannot see that, then there is something wrong with my perception of what is good.
I want to understand and be thankful for what I have. I want to know and understand God, Father, Son, and Spirit, and the life they have shared with me. I know it is and can be better experienced, than what I have seen so far.
God is a seriously good God who has nothing but good in mind for all people. I am becoming surer of this every day.