There’s still one Christmas Present left unopened. Although almost all of the Christmas décor is put away now, this one present sits behind a chair. All other gifts were given out and enjoyed. The reason there’s one present is because the recipient didn’t come and get it. That recipient ended up not able to be with us. Hopefully he will come soon and he can open his present. Beyond that, every single present was given out and taken with the beneficiary. Nobody was asked to return their presents to the givers. And no one was told they’d have to wait till later to get their gifts.
Oh beloved, God wants you to know that His gifts are for you. All you have to do is receive them. The gift of eternal life, the gift of freedom from sin’s grasp are yours. He is lavish in His gift giving. He gives you everlasting joy. He presents you with abounding faith. He also gives you a sound mind, one that is focused on Him not circumstances. He will never give you condemnation, unworthiness, fear, worry or torment. If you are carrying those things around with you, be assured that you can drop them now! A believer, one who has given their heart to Christ, can be free of the pestilence of mankind. He always gifts His own with magnificent riches. He never says wait until heaven or maybe you will get these marvelous blessings.
God loves you and He’s for you! Today is your day to step into the Truth and receive your gifts! What beautiful freedom for you to accept all that Christ has done for you! What a blessing to unwrap each delicate loving gift and know that all your needs are provided by His hands! This is your day to walk in lavish provision! This is how you find your strength for living and your passion for sharing the good news! This is how you face the future, knowing that God has provided for every area of your life already! Fear has to flee for it is not a faith gift! Worry has to slink away for no child of God need ever worry. Don’t pick up what God has not ordained for you. But oh please, pick up all that He has magnificently ordained for you! This is the life to live fully provided for and totally loved as you walk in the gifts and live in the Light of His Glorious mercy and grace!
2 Corinthians 9:15 Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!
Romans 11:29 for the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.
James 1:17 Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that everyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.