How Much Good Should We Have?

It was the first parent-teacher conference of the year. Mrs. Adams was a bit fearful as she entered her son’s classroom. She did not know what to expect when she met his teacher.
“Mrs. Adams,” she began, “it is a delight to have your son as a student in my class. He is so good!”
“My son?” gasped Mrs. Adams. She was shocked beyond belief.
“Yes. Charles is a model student,” the teacher continued.
Then, turning to her son, Mrs. Adams said to Charles, “Your teacher said that you are a good student. Even a model student. Why can’t you be good at home?”
“Well, Mom,” he replied slowly, “I only got so much goodness in me and I decided to use it in school.”
Goodness is an expression of “God-like-ness” that should reside inside of every believer and find its way outside of each of us in showing God’s grace to others. God-like-ness should come easily, naturally and constantly in our relationships with others.
As we become more of who God wants us to be, we must allow Him to move freely in us and through us. As we sense His love flooding into our hearts, showing God-like-ness should not be something we force ourselves to do. Rather, it is something we do without even thinking about it because we are a child of God.
Prayer: Help us, Heavenly Father, to express Your goodness to others as You have expressed it to us. May our goodness to others reflect Your love for them. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Galatians 6:10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. 

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