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Stay in the Goodness


In November of last year, I had a dream. In the dream I was in grandmother’s home searching high and low for something. I didn’t know what I was looking for, but I looked in every room, digging through cabinets and turning over pieces of furniture


A few days later, I found myself thinking about the dream. As I thought about it, I asked Holy Spirit, “What was I looking for in that dream?! I must know!” As I waited on an answer, I had a vision. I was sitting in a chair in the living room at my grandmother’s house. In the chair across from me was my grandmother. I watched as she just stared at me in admiration and gratitude. Then she grabbed my hand and said, “I love you.”


Immediately, I realized what the dream and vision meant!


My grandmother had such an acute understanding of the goodness of God. In 1975, she was on her deathbed, ready to die… But she didn’t! Instead, she received a healing miracle!


Because of the miracle, she continued to live AND she was also able to see my father grow up, get married and have a family (something she always hoped and longed for when she was sick and dying). So, for her to sit and look at me (in the vision and in life), well she was seeing the goodness of God.


Now, I’m saying all of this because I’ve been on my own personal quest with the goodness of God lately. Over the past several months He’s led me down a pathway of hope, teaching me the nuances of it and how to apply it within my life and the lives of others. And, now that I am on the other side of hope, I am living the goodness of God.


Holy Spirit recently said, “Amanda, goodness is the byproduct or the fruit of hope achieved. You pressed into your hope as you had faith for the future I promised you. Now that you’ve received what you were hoping for, you are walking in My goodness. You are dwelling in the future light you were hoping for.


Hope achieved produces the goodness of God.


And, My goodness is cemented in grace. It's founded in grace.


Grace always makes things easier. Grace causes what's been difficult, challenging and overbearing to become easier and much more manageable than it was before. That is what you've been given. Hope achieved is much more than receiving a miracle or healing because you are receiving My goodness and in that lies ease because there is a great increase of grace.”


So, I want to leave you with this:

  • Do you have areas of life where you’ve experienced hope achieved?

  • If so, have you experienced an overwhelming feeling of the goodness of God?

  • If you have experienced that feeling, have you chosen to remain in the goodness and continuously draw from its deep well of ease?

  • If you haven’t chosen to remain in the goodness, I want to encourage you to remain there. Stay in the goodness. Stay in the ease. Remain fixated on the grace God has provided to you through hope achieved.

 

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