Can we be good?

Christmas Day is the First Day of Christmas, not the last. Jesus came to fulfill God’s Promises. And He’s Our Reason to linger a little longer. So today’s our 4th Day of Celebration for Who God is for us! On the 4th Day of Christmas, my True Love gave to me Goodness.

Let’s face it – none of us is good. And we can never hope to live the life He has planned for us without it. Because we fight evil with good. So He gives His Goodness to us!

His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness. Through these He has given us His very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.

For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.

For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. (2 Peter 1:3-8)

The Bottom Line: He gives us His Goodness and teaches us how to walk in it!
That means it’s both a “Done Deal” and an “Ongoing Process” we have with Him.

On the 3rd Day of Christmas, my True Love gave to me Truth. (John 14:6)
On the 2nd Day of Christmas, my True Love gave to me Forgiveness. (Psalm 130)
On the 1st Day of Christmas, my True Love gave to me Presence. (Matthew 1:23)

I wonder what other gifts Jesus has for us this Christmas!

Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.