Who gets your best?
The best of your time, thoughts, energy, talents and skills?
Generally we live in a culture that gives the best to people who deserve it or have earned it somehow. Or gives the best to those who we can get something from whether it be reputation, affirmation, promotion etc.
So how incredibly shocking that the Lord, the Creator of the universe, the star-breathing God who fashioned our cells, chooses to give His best to us. The best of His imagination making crazy creatures. The best of His beauty by painting the sky and creating rivers and oceans. The best of His strength by putting His Holy Spirit inside believers enabling them to live victorious over sin. The best of His comfort and love and a thousand other things. And even giving Himself, the Best over all.
Can there be any bigger generosity than a God who deserves perfection and gets so much less yet gives all He has?!
Psalm 103 tells us to "Forget not all his benefits" and then goes on through the entire chapter telling us what some of His benefits are:
He gives forgiveness and healing, redemption and victory, satisfaction and strength. He gives justice and righteousness and makes His ways known.
And how comforting to know that God's characteristic of being generous is not based on our deserving.
In light of Him, what does that make us?
We came into this world with nothing and we will leave the same way. Everything we have is a gift from the Giver of good gifts.
How would living daily life convinced we are recipients of God's generosity effect your thought life? Actions? Feelings?
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The Entire Wrapped in Grace Series
I'm linking up with Spiritual Sundays, Create with Joy, The Beauty in His Grip, Nebraska Graceful, The Wellspring, The Better Mom
Faith Filled Friday Blog Link Up
We exist to glorify God, to display His heart and character. And I just love how we are all uniquely built to do that. So every Friday I want to give you, uniquely designed by God, an opportunity to link up your thoughts on God, art, baking, photography, parenting, marriage, writing or blogging and more if they tie into or display the the Lord somehow.
So go ahead and link up below by clicking the link below and following the prompts. Please just let your readers know by including a link at the bottom of your post (or somewhere on your side bar) or put my button code (found on my side bar or the Faith Filled Friday Tab) so they can find these other great people glorifying God and we can continue to grow as a community. Thanks!
And in effort to encourage others in their writing by faith, please take a minute to comment on the two posts linked up before you.