Look for the good

January 12, 2024 | 27 comments

You’re always looking for something. Look for the good!

When I accompany my wife to hunt for agates on the banks of the Yellowstone River, we train our eyes to see agates. We study what an agate looks like, then focus on finding the same as we walk the banks of the river. In that way, we find agates. We find what we seek.

The same rule applies for experiencing God’s goodness in life. It helps to train your mental eye to seek God’s goodness wherever you go and in whatever you do. When you seek it, you find it.

When you get out of bed in the morning, are you expecting to have a good day?

When headed to work, are you expecting good outcomes from your time spent at work?

When you prepare to have an important conversation with a family member, are you expecting something good to come out of the conversation?

When you pray, do you expect to hear healing inspiration?

As Jesus Christ teaches, “Seek, and you will find” (Matt. 7:7, NKJV). We find what we seek.

Seek the goodness of God in whatever you do and wherever you go, and you’ll find more of it! Life is much happier that way.

27 thoughts on “Look for the good”

  1. Thank you Evan. Truly we must look for “the good, the true, the enduring” as Mrs Eddy says in her book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.

  2. I love this SpiritView, Evan. Thank you very much for it.

    It’s so important to remember to seek the things of God, not of matter. The broadcast powers of evil spew forth false reminders by the minute in television advertising about medical problems, false predictions on aging and the like. It is important to block out these lies about the Man of God’s creating and let in the Truths that comprise the divine Reality.

  3. You find what you seek. Could it be any clearer? Thank you, Evan. I love thinking of you two agate hunting on the Yellowstone River. 🙂

  4. Thank you Evan:
    i will continue to ecpect only good.
    Therefore, i will rely on Truth to govern my

    1. Lorna I agree that we need to remember the expectancy of good. As Evan said, we find what we seek. When we pray about something it’s wonderful to turn the situation over to God with a joyful expectancy that our prayer does not return void, Sometimes I forget this part and then prayer is more like a plea and that is not the most effective way to pray.

      Evan thank you for reminding us to keep our eyes and hearts tuned into seeing only reality — God’s good operating continuously. It made me think of this from Hymn 134, “Thy hand in all things I behold, and all things in Thy hand.”

  5. Only Good thoughts, thoughts of Love, Harmony, Peace, Affection, Cheerfulness,
    Kindness, Compassion, Abundance, Calm, Forgiveness, Caring, Happiness,
    Contentment, Comfort, Well- being, Relaxed Animals, Nature, Restfulness,
    Thoughtfulness, Health, Smiles, Coziness, Gentleness, Sharing, Soaring Birds,
    Togetherness, Flowers, Peaceful Waters, Good News, Butterflies, Bees,
    Etc., Etc. Etc………….

  6. “This is God’s day, the unfoldment of good and good alone.
    A God directed day, a God protected day, God governed all the way”
    (not sure of all the words)

    1. Thank you Mama J. A God directed day, a God protected day, God governed all the way answers my thoughts this morning. With a blizzard already in this rural area, my husband went to town for some things he thought we needed before the storm ended. Rather than worrying about his safety, I am taking Evan’s counsel and your thoughts and looking only for God’s goodness to unfold and protect and guide him, and all others who have to be and are out now. God, good guides, guards and governs. What a promise!!

      Thank you Evan and all for the good always expressed here. Love.

      1. God, Good Guides, Guards and Governs All, Pat W. Yes, exactly.
        Beautiful protection and Love expressed with God being All,
        sending constantly thoughts of Mind’s control. Like being in a
        snow globe of infinite comfort, beautifying in a warm blanket
        of quiet calm, surrounded by a shield of sheltered refuge and
        divine Being.

  7. Thank you Evan, for this inspiring Voew this morning! I love the comments and so appreciate Angel’s collective of all ideas encompassed in good!
    Have a blessed day everyone!

    1. Thank you, Ali. Here’s something I came across, ” Sometimes I just look up,
      smile and say, “I know that was you GOD, Thanks!”

    1. Thank you J. for sharing this wonderful article – it is so helpful. I love all Barbara Vining’s
      articles and this one is so inspiring.and goes well with the topic,

  8. Great idea, Evan. I am going to train my eye to see agates of good all around me. That idea was just what I needed for today. Thank you!

  9. Thank you Evan for this great and lovely advice for today and surely for everyday. When I got up later in the morning I joyfully could say, yess I expect a lovely day, experiencing God’s goodness. But during the later day then I had to be more humble to pray and be still and know God’s goodness is all around me and for everybody everpresent. However, yess it developed as a blessed day full of God’s goodness. How could it be not so, as God, all good, is all in all, and we are His spiritual beautiful reflections!? But it’s always neccessary and good to be still and prayerfully know that the Lord is GOD!♡♡♡

    Thanks dear “J”, the article by Barbara Vining is a real treatment and deep advice to understand that God is real. It’s a wonderful article, very helpful and inspiring and goes totally with today’s topic, as Maggie says so well!♡

    1. Thank you, Uta and all of these good thoughts inspired:

      Searching for the heart of Love
      Finds us heavenly with thoughts from above
      Spiritual, tranquil, with inspiration dear
      Expectation happens
      When good thoughts are near.

  10. That’s a beautiful interpretation of ‘seek and you shall find’ and so commonsense and logical too!

    Something else I think about regarding this verse is that seek and find are interchangeable in many languages, like learn and teach. Seek it out and find it out are basically synonymous. Seek the truth (or the good) can just mean find it here and now, like “please find my pen.” Seek doesn’t need to mean there is any potential to not find. Jesus even clarifies that by seek he always means find in this very phrase!

  11. “When it rains – Look for the rainbows
    When it’s dark – Look for the stars” – Author Unknown

    Happy Weekend, All.

      1. Thank you, Uto. Love your smile! as in – “Be so happy that when others look
        at you, they become happy, too.” : )

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