Friday, April 25, 2008

"Good Gifts"

"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning." James 1:17

God gives us so many wonderful gifts each and every day that we miss because we have our own idea about what we think are "gifts". When we don't receive what we perceive as a good and perfect gift, we tend to think that the Lord has not blessed us today. This is so untrue. There are good gifts all around us.

If you woke up this morning- that was a gift from the Lord. If you have your eyesight- that is a gift. If you can hear- that is a gift. If you have a roof over your head- that is a gift. If you have food on your table- that is a gift. If you can smell the roses- that is a gift. If you can move around without the aid of some mechanical devise- that's a gift. Clean water to drink- that's a gift. If you have eternal life- that's a gift. If you have the Holy Spirit leading your life- that's a gift. And the list goes on and on.

It's amazing what we define as a good gift verses what really are good gifts. God gives us so much that we don't appreciate as His good gifts. It's like the old saying, "You can't see the forest for the trees"- you can't see His gifts for seeing His gifts. His gifts and blessings are all around us, we need to take time to recognize them. By the way, why not take time today and deliberately look for His gifts in your life-- I guarantee you that you won't have to look very far before you find more than you can count.

Have a great day. God sends so many good gifts our way each day, be sure to thank Him for them.

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