Saturday, May 30, 2015
James 1:17 says:"Every good and perfect gift is from above. " Everything that is good on earth we are to trace back to Him. God is the only thing that is truly good and perfect. Only He is capable of good...because He is goodness! It's Who He is! God's giving, as well as His gifts, are always good; therefore "when we receive anything of Him we should look not only to the thing itself but to His bounty and goodness in giving it". He gives us eyes to see Him around us every moment of everyday no matter what our circumstances. There is one ultimate gift He already gave that encompasses so much more than the things we see around us - He Himself is our ultimate, perfect gift, given to us once and for all (Hebrews 7:27). He is the Gift and He is the giver of gifts. He is God with me (Mt 1:23)...what more perfect gift is there? Christ in me...the hope of glory (Col 1:27). What more could I want or ask for?
"I know precisely what you need to draw near to Me. Go through each day looking for what I have prepared for you. Accept every event as My hand-tailored provision for your needs. When you view your life this way, the most reasonable response is to be thankful. Do not reject any of My gifts; find Me in every situation." (Jesus Calling - Sarah Young)