Tell Me Something Good

by | Jun 29, 2017 | Devotional | 1 comment


My husband and I play a little game sometimes where we ask each other to “tell me something good” after a long day. It’s usually just something simple and we don’t tend to give each other grand answers — maybe just a, “I love going on walks with you,” or “You make the best pancakes!” But regardless of the response, it’s a mood lifter and cause for smiles.

King David must have played a similar game when he wrote, “Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name…Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” (Psalm 103:1, 5).

God gives us good things on a daily basis — so many good things that if we really sat and thought about them, we’d probably be able to create quite the lengthy list.

Here’s my list just from today:

  • Hot water in my shower
  • A fridge full of food
  • Remembering the day my husband was baptized (two years ago today!)
  • Taking a walk around the neighborhood
  • Receiving a “thinking of you” email from a close friend
  • Reading the story of Hannah and loving the verse, “For this child I prayed…” (1 Samuel 1:27)

You get the idea.

If we take but a moment to stop and consider what good things God has sent to us, then we will never have a reason to doubt His love. Whether those good things are monumental (the birth of a child, graduating from college, meeting the love of your life) or seemingly insignificant on the surface (gas in your car, the smell of fall, a comfy couch to sit on), He gives them all to us. Because to the Lord, all good things are just that — good things used to strengthen our faith in Him.

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” (James 1:17)

If you’re in a relationship, I challenge you to ask your significant other to “tell me something good” this week. See what their answer is and I guarantee you’ll share a happy moment. If you aren’t in a relationship, I challenge you to share “something good” during your testimony on Sunday. Everyone will share in your joy — the most important set of ears being the Lord’s.

Bio Natalie New

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1 Comment

  1. Josie Jasmin

    I enjoyed and was blessed by reading this article today. There is so much good around us that keeps us contented in this life that God has granted unto us. We need to take the blindfold off to see the many blessings smiling upon us daily.
    The other day as my husband and were running errands I suddenly smelled the beautiful aroma of rain and for some reason have not smelled that for a while. It was so refreshing and all i could do was thank God for his blessings big and small.
    My soul was refreshed! Praise God!


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