Praise the Lord Beloved!!!
I hope your day is being blessed by the Lord.
Beloved, if I stopped by your house or apartment and brought you a beautifully wrapped gift and set it in your living room, that gift would be yours. It’s in your home. I gave it to you. There’s nothing you could do to make it “more” yours or “less” yours. Now, you could see that present and be very excited. You could call your friends and tell them about it. You could even write me a thank you note. But, you really can’t enjoy the gift until you open it. It wouldn’t do you any good until you put it to use.
In other words, you have to receive that gift before it affects your life.
Beloved, it’s the same way with spiritual gifts. God has a package of grace, favor, mercy, forgiveness, blessing, joy, peace and so much more available to you. But you have to receive it by faith in order for it to affect your life. You can’t earn it. You can’t pay for it. You simply have to receive it by faith.
Today my friend, if you’ve never received the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ, that’s the first gift to receive. Then once you become a child of His, you can partake of His glorious inheritance.
But first, you have to open the gift.
“To God Be the Glory!!!”