I love gifts small and great. It doesn't matter. Sometimes gifts bring tears when it is a surprise or when it is something overwhelming. That happens every once in a while to me. I still look forward to them and even small gifts are so thoughtful. Well, God has lots that He wants to give us but some-times there are conditions to His gifts so lets investigate some of these gifts.
Psalm 84:11 "For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord will give grace and glory; no good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly."
Luke 11:13 "If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much
more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him."
Luke 12:32 "Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom."
John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on Him should not perish but have everlasting life."
John 4:10 "Jesus answered and said unto her, 'If you knew the gift of God and who it is who says to you, 'give Me a drink', you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water."
Acts 2:38 "Then Peter said to them, 'repent every one of you and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins' and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit."
Romans 6:23 "The wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Ephesians 2:8,9 "For by grace you have been saved through faith and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.
Ephesians 4:7,8 "But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ's gift..."
Gifts of grace and glory, the Holy Spirit, His only Son, living water which is His word, faith and eternal life. I think this is exciting, all these gifts freely given, we have only to ask. How simple is that? He does ask of us one thing and that is to walk in His way so that the gifts will be used wisely. We wouldn't give gifts to our children if we knew they were going to squander them and not use them would we? God likes to give us gifts when He knows we will use them and share them. Something to think about. Grandma Joan