Day 19: Goodness

 Goodness is the only investment that never fails. Thoreau

One of the ways you will know that you have really changed for God is in the goodness that begins to take over every aspect of your life and which begins to impact the lives of those around you. You will begin to think of how you can help others, how you encourage others, how you can become a truly positive influence on others - in fact, you will begin to have a goodness in your life that literally overflows to the benefit of everyone around you. In short, your life will have changed from an existence of selfish pursuits to one that meaningfully transforms the lives of others. This is goodness and it defines the Christian way of life.

But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce acrop. Luke 8:15, NIV