Today, let's unwrap some of the awesome gifts Jesus has given you and I;
He’s given us physical life: "The Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being." Genesis 2:7
And eternal life: "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16
He’s given us family: "God sets the lonely in families …" Psalm 68:6
He’s given us wisdom: "If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him." James 1:5
He’s given us peace: "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you." John 14:27
He’s given us joy: "You became imitators of us and of the Lord; in spite of severe suffering, you welcomed the message with the joy given by the Holy Spirit." 1 Thessalonians 1:6
He’s given us rest: "Then Jesus said, ‘Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28
He’s given us a personal counselor: "And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor, who will never leave you." 2 John 14:16
He’s given us an inheritance: "…you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward." Colossians 3:24
And He’s given us freedom: “God alone made it possible for you to be in Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made Christ to be wisdom itself. He is the one who made us acceptable to God. He made us pure and holy, and he gave himself to purchase our freedom.” 1 Corinthians 1:30
In return for all these glorious gifts, God simply wants us to receive and respond with thankfulness and a heart that is ready to emulate His gracious nature. I can’t think of a better day than today to respond with gratefulness and enjoy this precious gift of life and the freedom we have in Christ Jesus. I want each and everyone of us to remember, everyday is a gift. And one we should cherish, love and hold very dear to our hearts as we are given the privilege of seeing yet another glorious day!
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