Hello old friends, new followers and fellow bloggers-
Hey ya’ll! I just found some time to write, so I’m sitting with Lecrae rhyming in my ears and trying to decide how I am going to articulate what I want to say to ya’ll this evening. I think that in Christianity, we make things so complicated. For real, we complicate things! The gospel of Jesus Christ is a gift, just simply a gift. Gifts are things that we do not work for but are freely given to us out of love. I never paid for a gift, have you? The deal with gifts are that they can be given to us but we must receive them to see their benefits in our lives. For example. my mom can give me a car but if I never receive that car as my own- I won’t be able to drive it ( put it to use). So the art of gift giving is two-fold: it’s giving and receiving. If I give you something but you refuse to receive what I am trying to give you, my giving means nothing.
So…God gives us the gift of His son, but if we refuse to receive Him that gift means nothing in our lives. God gives us the gift of peace but if we don’t receive our gift, we can’t expect to see perfect peace in our lives. God gives us joy but if we refuse to accept our free gift of joy and stay in our sadness, that’s on us.
God gives us the desires of our hearts if we delight ourselves in Him, but if we don’t accept what He is giving us- we won’t see the change we desire for our lives. It’s not that hard- it really isn’t. All we have to do is receive these gifts, nothing more. We don’t have to earn the gifts we are given, we don’t have to pay for them, all we have to is receive these gifts and use them.
A gift is just that…a gift
Until next time,