Are you aware that God loves to give us gifts? When you are not feeling your best, that is the perfect time to learn about God’s character. I will share a few Bible verses that provide absolute proof that He is the best gift-giver.
Gifts of Love
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
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23
Praise the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm 106:1
If you received an assignment to describe your character traits in three sentences using descriptive adjectives, how well would you do? There are hundreds of scriptures in the Bible that give us a complete description of God’s character. When we learn who God is, the invisible God demonstrates His love in active ways that make Him visible in our lives (a gift). Yet, many of us do not take the time to know God. Our Heavenly Father is loving, compassionate, merciful, patient, and faithful.
Praying and studying the Bible not only tells us who God is, but the Bible provides real-life accounts of the unconditional, never-ending love that God gives to ordinary people, like you and me. Creating the human race was one of the most incredible acts of love, but there is something else that supersedes being made in the image of God: God gave His one and only Son, Jesus Christ to suffer, and die on the cross.
Jesus’ death brought us Redemption for our sins. Although humanity has fallen deep into sin, we have the option of receiving Eternal life (a gift). I have read Revelation chapters 21 and 22 many times. But even with an active writer’s imagination, I am unable to fully comprehend what life will be like in the New Heaven and New Earth, forever, and ever. Nor can I recall the thousands of times that I have messed up, and God still embraced me as His daughter, and readily forgave me of my sins (a gift).
I am more than grateful that God is my Father. No matter what I go through, God has always been there for me (a gift). I invite you to get to know your Heavenly Father and establish a love relationship with Him. Through prayer and the Holy Scriptures, we can learn for ourselves that God is Love! Receive your gifts! Unconditional love, no other individual can love like God, because He is love, and that’s the greatest gift of all.
Bible Reading: Psalm 106
God, we just want to thank you for creating us from love and giving us your unconditional love and forgiveness. In Jesus’ Name, we pray. Amen.
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