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  1. Denise,
    This is a lovely reminder that everything that God made is good, including me. I forget that so many times. I can’t wait to see the full tapestry and to hear the full symphony of God’s creation, when that time comes, but until then I need to remember what you wrote that I am good, as is all His creation and so today, I will do my best to pass that message onto my sons and others I meet/interact with.
    Thank you,

    • Yes thank you for that huge truth!
      I awaken many times a night with the enemy reminding me of my failures day in day out I know Jesus came and bled for my sinful self and I am one with God through Him… it is good,so very good! Happy Sunday dear sisters in Christ ❤️

  2. Thank you. I need need this reminder often. Especially this morning, I was feeling bad because of things I set out to accomplish yesterday but did not get to. God did not say we are good fir the things We do but because He said so. Amazing!

  3. This is a lovely reminder for me this morning. After two panic attacks yesterday left me highly anxious, fatigued (yet unable to sleep), and upset, it is a blessing to be reminded that, even in my fragile state, He looks down and says “it is good.” Thank you.

  4. Denise,
    So many times I mess up, yet God still calls me His own. I am selfish and yet He loves me. I feel like I am anything but good, yet He calls me good. His love is humbling. What an awesome and loving God we serve.

  5. Denise,

    God looked over everything He made and said it was good. When He looked over man-made in His image-He said it was “Very Good”! We must remember we were made in His image. I have a hard time wondering why in the world He would go and endure the cross for little me. The one who messes up all the time and is less than perfect. Yet He did it and I will try to let God’s light shine through me. Treating people with respect, love and gentleness. Smiling and saying hello have a great day! Trying to make their day better!

    Blessings 🙂

    • Denise,

      Listen & meditate on the words of the song “How Great Thou Art”. The third verse really gets to me. “And when I think that God His son not sparing sent Him to die I scarce can take it in. That on a cross MY burdens gladly bearing He bled and died to take away MY sins. God loved us so much that He sent His only son to die! Not just any death but death on a cross bearing MY burdens to take away MY sins. WOW!!!!

  6. Thank you for this reminder. So hard to feel and imagine sometimes, but God says we are GOOD! Amen!

  7. This is such an uplifting post Denise. I’m so grateful to God for creating all that is good.
    Have a blessed day all,


    • I thought I’d add;
      question”how does this impact your daily life?” It varies daily but I think it’s important that I try to do the good He created in me.


  8. When I gain a few pounds, my first reaction is to compare my weight with others who are skinnier than myself. But when I encounter problems with my self image, I’m reminded that God says,” I’m fearfully and wonderfully made!” His awesome, unconditional love overwhelmes me day by day.

  9. The lies of Satan roar loud, but Jesus the TRUTH speaks softly and gently and tells us we are HIS BELOVED! Thank you for this reminder, because we all need to be reminded again and again of the TRUTH, Jesus. Bless you all!

  10. We should all reflect the beauty of the the one who saves us and is altogether lovely. None of us are good because of what we do, but because of what He did. He calls us Hepzibah, may we become cowns of beauty in the hand of the Lord. Isaiah 62:3

  11. “We are good because [God] called us so.” Praise God our worth to him is not based on pedigree or performance! He loves us because that’s his nature. And out of that love, he wants desperately to be invited into our lives–as our powerful Savior, caring Shepherd and all-wise guide. Thank you for today’s encouraging words, Denise!