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Psalm 139:16b. EXB All the days planned for me were written in Your book before I was one day old

“The good is the enemy of the best” (O. Chambers)

God has a B.E.S.T. for each and every one of us for each and every day.

B.E.S.T. = Beloved. Every. Second. Testifies.

Every second of my life can testify peace or pain, grace or greed, mercy or myself.

Every second of my life is a choice for God or for giving into what is easy. The easy seems good, even right, in that moment.; yet only the best brings belief.

And if you’re anything like me, more belief is what I need right now just like the man in Mark 9:24 wanting to have the faith that Jesus could and would heal his beloved son…

Belief that only His way will display that my purpose is to bring glory to God and good to His people. Belief that He has indeed chosen me as His beloved, for today and for forever. Belief that He will provide whatever is needed for His B.E.S.T. for my life in every second of every day.

Father God,

Please help me in my unbelief in this moment and again in the next. Please help me live Your B.E.S.T. now and the rest of today, and then again tomorrow.

Thank You that You are near and will never turn away or leave me to live in my good. Thank You that You will provide the strength necessary for B.E.S.T. even and especially when I am tempted to give into easy.

Please help me to have the faith to trust You with this second and all of those You have written in Your book for me. Please help me to know You more and to treasure You and Your B.E.S.T. for me in the now and not-yet.

I can’t do any of this on my own. But thank You, God, that nothing is impossible for You.  

In the strong Name of Jesus,


Dear fellow B.E.S.T. seeker,

I’d LOVE for you to join me on this journey to Jesus, please click on the link below to sign up to follow this blog – thank YOU!

And if you’re looking for a Bible study book to encourage you in your quiet times and in your days, here’s a link where you can purchase Good Ground, Volume 1 directly from Northeastern Baptist Press:

Good Ground, Volume 1 is also available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books A Million, and other book distributors, in the United States and elsewhere. 

Stay tuned for Good Ground, Volume 2 coming Fall 2022, also from Northeastern Baptist Press! (and for something else new also coming soon from Northeastern Baptist Press…)

Written by and copyrighted to Beth Madison, Ph.D., 2022.

Published by Beth Madison

author, speaker, learner

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