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A brief meditation on the radical (to the root) goodness of God. Our image / perception / understanding of God is central to how we view ourselves, others and the world around us. We must come to Him as He is - good, through and through.

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  6. 6. GOOD ‘In order for us to become the people God designed us to be and dreams that we can become, we must entrust ourselves fully to Him. But we can’t do that you see unless we truly believe that God is good - to the core of His Being.’ - Dallas Willard (paraphrase)
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  8. 8. “That our idea of God corresponds as nearly as possible to the true being of God is of immense importance to us. GOOD Compared with our actual thoughts about Him, our creedal statements are of little consequence. Our real idea of God may lie buried under the rubbish of conventional religious notions and may require an intelligent and vigorous search before it is finally unearthed and exposed for what it is. Only after an ordeal of painful self- probing are we likely to discover what we actually believe about God.
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  10. 10. A right conception of God is basic not only to systematic theology but to GOOD practical Christian living as well. It is to worship what the foundation is to the temple; where it is inadequate or out of plumb the whole structure must sooner or later collapse. I believe there is scarcely an error in doctrine or a failure in applying Christian ethics that cannot be traced finally to imperfect or ignoble thoughts about God.” [A.W. Tozer, The Knowledge of the Holy, pg. 10]
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  12. 12. GOOD What was the last significant ‘paradigm shift’ for you in regards to God’s character? How was your understanding of Him changed because of it?
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  14. 14. GOOD Psalm 97:2 “Clouds and thick darkness surround him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.”
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  16. 16. GOOD Psalm 116:12 “What can I give back to God for the blessings he's poured out on me?”
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  18. 18. GOOD Psalm 27:13-14 “I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.”
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  20. 20. GOOD How good is your God? Are there any situations in life that, when they arise, you sit somewhat uneasy because although you pray about them, you’re not sure how God will choose to answer them?
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  22. 22. GOOD LOVE = “always looking to the best interests of someone else, regardless of feeling”
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  24. 24. GOOD What aspects of your inner life have you not fully released to God yet? What facets of your life would you most like to know the goodness of God in? Please take a moment and share this with God.
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