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Listen to understand God
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When I think of Jesus’ goodness and all that He has done for me, my soul can’t help but cry out “Halleluiah! I thank God for saving me.”

Sometimes we sing songs that we don’t meditate on or we don’t realize what we are singing. To some it’s just a hymn number, but travel down memory lane for a moment and think about some of the things we have been through.

You’ll start to realize it was through God’s intervention that we made it to where we are today.

Perhaps we should be more selective of the songs we sing and more attentive to the words and their meanings. One of my favorite praise songs is “I am a friend of God.” The fact that Jesus calls me His friend prompts me to ask the questions: “Who am I that you are mindful of me that you hear me when I call?” “Is it true that you are thinking of me, that you love me?”

It is truly amazing how God looks beyond our faults and sees our needs. Because of the great and amazing love that He has for us, Jesus calls us “friends.” According to the word of God, a “friend” sticks closer than a brother (Proverbs 18:24).

Another familiar hymn is “ Jesus savior, pilot me.”

Some people like to put Jesus in the co-pilot’s seat, but that’s where we are supposed to be.

God loves us and cares so much for us all. He is good and His desire is for us to walk in all of His wonderful blessings.

When we remember the goodness of God, our faith is renewed and our hope is restored.

Edwards is pastor of the Agape Christian Center and a member of the United Ministerial Alliance.

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