To Know Goodness Know God

Romans 2:4 (NKJV)
4 Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?

His goodness leads to correction. That is why so many times we do not realize the fullness of His goodness because we are not willing to repent. As we go through life we tend to want to do things our way. Even though our ways do not match up Biblically we try to justify our way. God has a plan to show us His love and goodness if we will come to Him. Now understand when you come to Him in prayer He may correct you through His Word, circumstances or results that you did not expect. The key is He wants you to repent and seek forgiveness to see the fullness of His goodness.

You may have to repent of the wrongs you did and get right with Him as well as others. You may have to repent of the things you knew to do and yet you ignored them and did it your way. You may have to repent of your process and seek His plans. All are areas that may require you to repent and seek His goodness. The key is He is willing to listen and show you correction in a loving way.

When we see His love and adjust we are to be thankful and give Him all the glory. As we do, this is one area the fruit of the Spirit of goodness will be seen by others. As they see the goodness come through you it will give you the opportunity to share about the goodness of a loving God. Then they can experience that same love and God will get all the glory.