My dearly loved brothers and sisters, don't be misled. Every good gift bestowed, even perfect gift received comes to us from above, courtesy of the Father of lights.He won't change His mind or play tricks in the shadows. We have a special role in His plan. He calls us to life by His message of truth so that we will show the rest of His creatures His goodness and love.
I do have so many gifts: salvation, resources, family, good health, choices. Lord, I have you! (Or you have me!) Show me how to use them to show your love. Some are obvious: I use my resources to benefit others. I use my health in social justice and taking care of others. I see that I can use the outcomes of my salvation - assurance, freedom, love, right living - the same way.
Sometimes those things appear most clearly when you carried and sustained me through dark times. Are you seen better at the margins? The proliferation of wealth and resources seems a murky presentation because it resembles and is mixed with cultural standards.
I want to distinctly pull out the gifts and use them to show your goodness and love. I think that includes never taking credit for them, using it for the welfare of others, living thankfully, learning how to celebrate properly and by pointing to you constantly. Each of those deserves expansion.
You are a generous God!
Amen Sister! It's all about Him! Whatever we have been blessed with we have the privilege of blessing others with. Everything we have and all we are that's good is because of JESUS. I'm so grateful!
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