Happy 1 year anniversary to the Filled with His Goodness blog!!!! I have written 52 blog posts in 2016. I did not expect my words to reach many people. I am so grateful that my words make sense. I keep talking about how 2017 is going to be my year, do it’s been a great start to the new year. I can’t help but be so grateful and appreciative of those who encouragement and support my work.
Thinking about it now, I have no idea why I started a blog. I know that it was an outlet for my creativity because I missed photography. Out of all of the academic subjects, I succeeded in Language Arts. I find it ironic that I’m Asian but I love English. I love the way how we can arrange words to form sentences that can bless someone or hurt someone.
My blog name is from the last verse of the old hymn, Blessed Assurance:
Perfect submission, all is at rest,
I in my Savior am happy and blest,
Watching and waiting, looking above,
Filled with His goodness, lost in His love.
This song describes the joys of being a Christian. We are His and He is ours. We have been born again in His Spirit and washed in His blood. We have confidence of being with Him once again as we wait for His return. This song is filled with so much joy and praise that it makes my eyes water and my heart swell every time I sing it.
As Christians, living in the Spirit should be natural, but there’s a constant war with our flesh. We know the things we should not do, but we do them anyway because our spirit is willing, but our flesh is weak. Being filled with His goodness is a result of the walking in the Spirit. Being in His Spirit produces so many beautiful and good things. Goodness is one of the fruits reaped from the Holy Spirit. Walking in the Spirit means giving yourself to Christ, crucifying your flesh and desires. (Galatians 5:24, Ephesians 5:9)
Being filled with His goodness means you know He is good no matter what. You trust in His Word, His promise, and His plan for you. Don’t be filled with His goodness when His blessings and mercies overflow. Be full of it when you see everything but His blessings and love. Things will always work out. (Romans 8:28) His love is everlasting.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life
And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. (Psalm 23:6)
I want to live loved. Being filled with His goodness will produce a life lost in His love and all of the good things from above. (James 1:17) It’s going to be a great year for my blog.
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. (Philippians 4:8)