Today I sit for a minute and ponder the goodness of God. I taught last night for Celebrate Recovery. The lesson was Daily Inventory. It is all about journaling. There were probably 30+ people there and it appeared only one of them journals regularly besides myself. I realize this is a difficult habit to develop, but it is such a critical one. It is through this process I have come to know and then believe so much about God, Jesus Christ and The Holy Spirit. Until this starts to take place, a person attempting to journal simply calls it a difficult task. However, this is where faith enters the picture. If one has enough faith to simply start the process, one will begin to grow in their understanding of its importance. It has so much to do with growing in our spiritual walk with God. I think this is one of the difficulties. Satan, being spirit himself, keeps us believing this is just a “stupid chore” only required by CR. You can easily live in whatever freedom you have and get by just fine. He really is a master of deceit.

God is so good. This morning when I asked Him what He wanted me to believe for today the words of the song, “It is Well” immediately came to mind. “My sin, oh the bliss, of this glorious thought. My sin, not in part, but the whole is nailed to the Cross and I bear it no more! Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord, oh my soul!” The weight of sin is so ugly and I have known it so well. These words just make me tear up knowing the sacrifice Christ Jesus did for me–you and me. Having the weight gone is simply amazing. Praise the Lord–oh my soul!

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