Gifts from above

James 1:17-18 (NKJV)
17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. 18 Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures.

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above. Think about this for a moment. The word every embraces all things. His love, His perfect Son, forgiveness, comfort, peace, hope, understanding, grace, food, water, air, trees, mountains, life, eternal life, shelter, clothes, loved ones, friends, jobs, as well as opportunities are just a few of the gifts that our loving Heavenly Father provides. He provides yet do we always receive, hold, cherish, and appreciate all that He gives?

He gives because He loves us. You are that loved and, yet we do not realize it at times. We do know at times He has answers when we ask because we do not realize how much He loves us. The thing we need to remember when we ask is that we are seeking truth. In seeking truth, we are not asking for something that is not of God and would go against His Promises.

So, in this season of giving realize all He has given you. As you reflect seek what He desires for you to share. Remember all you have comes from Him so be a good steward of His love and see how you can share with those in need.