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GIVER OF ALL THINGS

Ps. 37:4 Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.

God is a giver. That’s His nature, He is the source and sustainer of all things. When we think of the Christmas story inevitably our thoughts turn to the wise men and their gifts. The funny thing about that story is that the greater gift was right in front of everybody. God’s gift, the gift of His only begotten Son is infinitely greater than any gift that any human could afford. The wise men recognized this (why else would they leave everything and travel hundreds of miles on camels?) Their offerings of gold, incense, and myrrh flowed out of God’s giving to them. Our giving is just a response to the giving of our Father.

If He wouldn’t withhold His Son from us, there is no good thing He will not give us. Trust Him today, I mean really trust Him. You will never be disappointed Here are some thoughts from Louie Giglio on today’s scripture verse.

“Often we feel like everybody else is getting ahead, getting what they want, or worse, getting what we want! But God’s gifts for you will come at just the right time. If you’re truly waiting on God, you won’t miss anything. When you walk with God, you always arrive on time. God is the giver of life and breath. And with these God gives to every creature what they need. A tiny sparrow does not fall from the sky without Him noticing. And He clothes the hillside with an array of beauty and vibrant color. You are His beloved—His son or daughter by faith in Christ. Trust your perfect Father’s heart. He will give you exactly what you need, and as you seek Him, He will even give you the “desires of your heart”.

That desires of your heart thing can be quite tricky. You start off thinking you “desire” certain things. Once you really begin to delight in the Lord Himself your desires begin to change. You came into this Christian thing thinking you wanted one thing, as the Lord became your priority in life you stopped wanting the things that were once huge parts of your life and you began wanting other things. Actually you began wanting one thing. Like the wise men in Bethlehem everything changed when you found yourself in His presence; like them, you are still going home you are just returning another way.

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