Jesus the giver of good things

When you take the time to look at what God gives you, you realize that He gives us so much. He gives us a life that is abundant. Abundant with His love and abundant with His presence. It is  a life that keeps on giving. He keeps on giving us life by making every day a new day with new mercies. God gives more than we can understand and sometimes it takes us time to fathom the depth of His love and the depth of what He does for us. He gives us something every day. He gives us blessings every day. The person who unearths the blessings of the Lord and who can find them every day is a very blessed person. The person who sees the Lord as a giver of abundance even in the middle of a dry season, is a person who has mastered the art of gratitude and who has a full heart. A heart full of thanksgiving. The person who receives from the Lord and who gives back to the world is a person who gets it. It’s a person who gets the laws of giving and receiving. We receive from God so we can bless others. What is the Lord giving you today? What does Jesus give you every day? If you don’t know how to answer those questions, I am inviting you to go on a quest today. Go on a little adventure. Search for the blessings in your life. Find God every day. Find His love in every moment. Develop a bigger heart of gratitude. See Jesus as the giver that He is and thank Him for His endless provision of love, peace and joy.

I start my day by thanking the Lord. I thank Him for who He is. I thank Him for what He did on the cross. I thank Him for His resurrection. I thank Him for His redemption. I thank Him for saving my life. I thank Him for my life in Him. I thank Him for His love and care. I thank Him for what He is going to do during the day. I declare that something very good is going to happen to me. Not because of who I am but because of who Jesus is. My Savior will make it happen. My Savior will do great things during the day. The truth is that He does. I don’t always see it but it is always there. On the days when I see it with my eyes of faith, great peace and great joy ensue. Yesterday was one of those days. I spent some extra time in praise and worship in the morning and when I was getting ready for work, I kept saying, “Thank You Lord for being such a great giver.” Every good thing that happens to me is thanks to the Lord. Every good thing that happens to me is given to me by the Lord. I anticipate and I expect great things because the ultimate Giver is always good and He is always generous. What He gave me yesterday has become a lifestyle. He gave me the opportunity to praise Him and to adore Him in the midst of a world  filled with uncertainty and chaos. When we listen to the news, we are made aware of that chaos but Jesus is above it all and He can give us peace that surpasses all understanding. He loves being the giver of peace. We should take Him at His word and expect Him to give us peace all the time.

What does God give you? He gives you what you need. My prayer today is that the Lord opens the eyes of your understanding and you can see what He is giving you all the time. I pray that you recognize His blessings and that you experience the many drops of His love that fall on you every day. It only takes a small drop of His love to change the course of your day and He keeps showering you with changes that reverse the attacks of the enemy. Jesus is a giver, friend. He doesn’t take anything from you unless it is bad and it is going to harm you. He gives you stability and safety. He gives you a home. You can rest assured that you are part of His family and He will never leave you nor forsake you. He gives you hope. You can always hope in Him and you can always trust that things will work out for the best because the giver of miracles is always there. He will give you a new way to look at life. Give Him some of your time by studying his Word and He will renew your mind. There are many things the Lord gives you every single day. Pray that you discover them and that you enjoy them. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!

Suggested reading: Matthew 7:11; John 3:27; James 1:17

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