Affirmation of God: Lord, it is good to be here.

Today’s Scripture: And Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good that we are here. If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah.” Matthew 17:4 ESV 

Ok, we may not be on the mountain with Jesus during the transfiguration but it is good we are here. We can see and experience Jesus and the light of God right here. Are we looking for God’s vision or our own? 

No matter where you are today, God’s instruction in verse five still stands. “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him. Are you looking at and listening to Jesus? Are you at the mountain top, in the valley or somewhere in between? 

It is good for us to be here. Our understanding may say otherwise but if we look to God’s light and listen to Him we can trust and know, LORD, it is good I am here.  

Wherever we are as Jesus stated in verse seven “Rise, and have no fear.” (ESV) Have no fear for He is here too. Yes, it is good to be here. 

Today’s Prayer: Heavenly Father, I praise You and thank You for Your Son and Your Holy Spirit. Through Your Spirit I see and hear what You intend. Thank You for having me here in Your light. I am here with You; thank You for being here with me. LORD, help me see You and Your ways. Amen 

Tom Raines

Christian Affirmations 4 Life

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Husband, father and son who is a treasure hunter in the Word of God. Finding joy,strength and hope while affirming the characteristics and qualities God created for us and described for us in His Holy Scriptures.
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11 Responses to Affirmation of God: Lord, it is good to be here.

  1. cycleguy says:

    I want to be in His presence and to know He is there. Nothing is sweeter.

  2. jelillie says:

    I love the thought that God is so sovereign that wherever He places us can become good for us even when it is not good to us!

  3. Debbie says:

    There was something so wonderful about this, Tom. :) Thank you as I rejoice today, that I am here, right where I am, and so is He. God bless you!

  4. Cindy says:

    Hi Tom! A few days back, the the title for my Oswald Chambers’ devotional read: “Can You Come Down From the Mountain?” He wrote, “Those moments (on the mountaintop) are moments of insight which we have to live up to even when we do not feel like it. Many of us are no good for the everyday world when we are not on the mountaintop.” I suppose this struck me because, well, this can be me…living out of my feelings instead of out of my spirit. I choose, with my own free WILL, God’s vision, not my own, AND to trust my Jesus, day by day, who tells me not to fear and so can say, “It is good for me to be here…yes, even here because He is HERE!” Thank you Tom and God bless you and yours, Cindy

    • Tom Raines says:

      Cindy, so great to hear from you! YES, EVEN HERE!!! We can gather our thoughts and fears and find power, comfort and peace knowing He is HERE. Blessings and prayers to you my friend!

  5. Glorious truth! Yes, it is good to be here!!!

    Thank you, Precious Savior, that You place me where it is best to be;
    Thank you, my Jesus, that – even in this – You reign in sovereignty.
    O, joy of joys to know that I am exactly where my Lord does desire;
    I shall rejoice in You always and fan the flame of Your Spirit fire!!

    God bless you, Tom, my cherished friend and brother in Christ!

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