He fills your days with good things. Psalm 103:5.
How great is Your goodness, Which You have stored up for those who fear You, Which You have wrought for those who take refuge in You, before the sons of men! Psalm 31:19.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
Do not forget all the benefits I have given you. If you forget them you will neglect them and start asking Me to give you what I already have given you. I hear many who are believers praying to Me to grant them peace. This is an idle prayer for My Son GAVE you His peace the night when He was betrayed and then gave His life to give you the peace beyond all understanding. He gave you His peace and then told you what you have to do to receive that benefit and have it operating in your life: do not let your heart be troubled, do not let it be afraid. So do not keep asking Me to grant you peace, instead be thanking Me for giving you My peace (which surpasses understanding) and taking hold of what I have given you. And the same with your pleading with Me for mercy. If you are in Christ by receiving Him as Lord have you never read, “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; for you once were not a people, but now you are the people of God; YOU HAD NOT RECEIVED MERCY, BUT NOW YOU HAVE RECEIVED MERCY.” 1 Peter 2:9-10. And I even tell you how to take hold of it, “Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16. You receive it with faith, thanksgiving, and joy. Stop praying for what you have and work out what I have put in you, that is, every spiritual blessing in Heaven. Stop forgetting all your benefits.
And today we continue our series, “Forget Not ALL His Benefits,” with Life Lesson No. 5: “He fills your days with good things.” “Fear the LORD, you His saints, for those who fear Him lack nothing. Young lions go lacking and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.” Psalm 34:9-10. Taste and see My goodness, happy the one who takes refuge in Me. “How great is Your goodness, which You have stored up for those who fear You, Which You have wrought for those who take refuge in You, Before the sons of men!” Psalm 31:9.
Moses asked Me to show Him My glory. I told him I would show him My goodness. That is My glory, it is who I am. I am good. There is no evil, no darkness, no shadow of turning in Me. In seeing Jesus, you see Me, and He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil. And good means good. Good health, prosperity, provision
Each day I am sending you good, tap into that with faith, praise, and thanksgiving. Look for it, expect it, direct it your way. Look up at Me and smile, your face will never be ashamed. Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and you shall enter. I am a good Father and I will give those who seek Me good things.
Do not be walking merely in the flesh but in the Spirit or you will miss the good each day. The one who trusts in mankind and makes flesh his strength, and whose heart turns away from Me, will be like a barren bush in the desert and will not see when prosperity comes, but will live in stony wastes in the wilderness, a waste land of salt without inhabitant. But blessed is the man who trusts in Me and whose trust is Me, that is, My Word. For he will be like a tree planted by the water, that extends its roots by a stream and will not fear when the heat comes; but its leaves will be green, and it will not be anxious in a year of drought nor cease to yield fruit. Jeremiah 17:5-8.
“He fills your days with good things.” Psalm 103:5. I would like to show you this verse in the Hebrew language in which it was first written. It begins with the word: הַמַּשְׂבִּ֣יַע which is from the verb “saba” or “sabea,” which means to be sated, satisfied or surfeited, so it begins “He satisfies” or “He fills.” The next work is “בַּטּ֣וֹב” when means “with good (tov).” So that I fill with good “עֶדְיֵ֑ךְ” which means “your adornments,” or “your ornaments.” So the literal verse here is that I richly adorn you with good. The word is “adi” (עֲדִי) means ornaments, but particularly fine ornaments and jewels. It is the same word translated “jewels” when I say, “Lift up your eyes and look around; all of them gather together, they come to you. ‘As I live,’ declares the LORD, ‘You will surely put on all of them as jewels and bind them on as a bride.’” Isaiah 49:18. And it is the same word I use to describe the gold ornaments My people obtained and decked themselves in the night of the Passover when I redeemed them from Egypt. Exodus 33:4-6. But sometimes you will see it translated as “mouth,” which may seem a strange translation but if is pointing to that your mouth ornaments your life by what you are speaking. And I fill your mouth with good things to speak and to take in, for one does not live on bread alone but every Word that comes from My mouth. And I have put My Words in your mouth and covered you with the shadow of My hand so that you may plant My Kingdom on earth by the words (seeds) you sow with your mouth. Your words can be as jewels (“Like apples of gold in settings of silver is a word spoken in right circumstances.” Proverbs 25:11). And My Words to you are adorning your life with good. And My Word became flesh and He went about doing good.
“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28. And I am doing this every day and every night for those who will receive My goodness. Do you believe that I make all things work together for good for those who love Me and are called, consecrated, to the purpose I have set before you as your high calling in Christ? You will see My glory come into your life if you do.
How is it you make yourself open to receive all the goodness I have stored up for you? How do you withdraw it just as you need it? How do you see the floodgates of Heaven open so I can pour down a blessing you cannot contain but have to share with others so they too can experience My goodness? The answer is: expect, direct, connect, and protect.
Expect. Have a constant expectation of good in your life at every moment. This is hope expressed in faith. Faith is the assurance of the things hoped for, the substance (title deed) of things not seen. I have promised good to you so expect it with excitement and joy. Seek it. Pursue it as I open the way. “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13. It is the anchor of hope that takes you behind the veil. Hope in two immutable things that I have promised: In Blessing, I will BLESS you, and in multiplying I will MULTIPLY you. Plan for it, look for it, as certain as the watchman watching for the dawn. My coming is as certain as the dawn. “So let us know, let us press on to know the LORD. His going forth is as certain as the dawn; and He will come to us like the rain, like the latter and the early rain watering the earth.” Hosea 6:3. Expecting mothers have joy and they prepare things for the dream soon to be birthed into reality.
Direct. Faith is like a magnet that draws in what is attracted to it. Faith will pull in My promises. Just as the woman’s faith with the issue of blood drew the resurrection power of the Spirit into her mortal body to heal so faith in My Word does. Magnetic fields have a far reach. “Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you. For behold, darkness will cover the earth and deep darkness the peoples; but the LORD will rise upon you and His glory will appear upon you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising. Lift up your eyes round about and see; they all gather together, they come to you.” Isaiah 60:1-4. Fear also is like a magnet pulling in what is attracted to it. Job found that out he realized that what he feared came upon him. Be careful what you hear and what you allow yourself to think upon. It is attracting and pulling in what you are believing for. Stick with My promises and My Word and direct the good you want into your life—channel it in, draw it in by faith and patience. “My righteous one shall live by faith and if he draws back I have no pleasure in him.” Draw back and you cannot draw in the promise. “Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised.” Hebrews 10:35-36.
Connect. Connect with My promise by confessing (agreeing with) it. I watch over My Word to perform it. Confession makes connection. Jesus is the High Priest of your confession. Confession is the translation you see most often of the Greek word “homologia” in which it was originally written. It means “same word,” in other words to be in absolute agreement with what Jesus is saying, that is, speaking the same, and He told you that He only said My Words. So it is speaking My same Words on whatever situation you are facing, whether it be an attack of disease, poverty, weakness, confusion, storms, abuse, slander, or anything else adverse or harmful to you. Find the Scripture that speaks to your heart in the need and then confess My Word over it, such as My promises of healing, restoration, provision, protection, renewal, and any other Word you need for the moment at hand. Be in agreement. There is power in agreement. Two witnesses. My Word and your word of agreement. I have put My Words in your mouth and given you the Sword of the Spirit. Use it to rebuke the destroyer.
Protect. Once you have the promise, protect it. Do not speak against it and it will manifest. Do not become ungrateful for it. Do not forget it and just toss it aside as of no account. Never become bitter. Never demean what you have. Thanksgiving is the catalyst that multiplies your seed sown as well as what you have already. Be grateful for every good thing you have and hope for increase. Entrust it to Me and it will be protected. Heavenly treasure is forever, it just keeps growing the more you withdraw.
But now I will tell you the final answer of how to have days filled with good. You know that if I tell you of a benefit in My Word I always tell you how to have it. I first spoke it to My prophet David and My apostle Peter then affirms it as your second witness when he writes: “The one who desires life, to love and see good days, must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit. He must turn away from evil and do good; he must seek peace and pursue it.
For the eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous, and His ears attend to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.” 1 Peter 3:10-12. And you see it follows the four steps. Consider what Peter is quoting, David’s song: “Who is the man who desires life and loves length of days that he may see good? (Expect). Keep your tongue from evil (Direct) and your lips from speaking deceit (Connect). Depart from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it (Protect). Psalm 34:12-4.
Look to Me always. “Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, until He is gracious to us.” Psalm 123:2.
I love you. Let Me adorn your life with good. “Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. 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. I give good things. Why? I am good. Come, taste and see My goodness.