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“Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow” (James 1:17).

God is good.  Everything that comes from Him is good.  In Him there is no variation of goodness.  What then of evil and the constant uncertainty.  This is the reality of sin.  We want choices and our choices bring death.  Let the Lord be the One who gives you what you need.  Let Him fulfill your good desires.  Be guided in His goodness and do not be distracted with the hoopla of this age.

Lord, You are good all the time and I am tempted by things that do not really matter.  Lead me, O Lord, so that in my heart I would seek You first and then gratefully receive what You give.  Guide me in Your goodness, Lord.  Let me see that only what You know I need should I take and help me to leave all the rest behind.  Lead me to learn how to do good, doing what is right in Your sight.

Lord Jesus, You taught us that only God is good.  But that does not mean I cannot do good.  Without my trying to think anything other than wanting to do what is right, teach me how to do good.  Lead me so that I may learn to do what is pleasing to the Father.  Teach me to reject the false choices in this world which lead to sin.  Teach me to walk humbly and faithfully in the path You have established.  Amen.