Good Gifts

August 8, 2018

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights and whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. James 1:17

God is a giver.

He gives life, love, grace, salvation.

He gave Himself.

As I give, it is given to me.

Given in good measure.

Pressed down, shaken together, running over.

Gifts given to serve one another.

Given to glorify the giver.

Seed supplier.

Light of life.

Child of God.

No good thing withheld.

And Esau said to Jacob, “Let me eat some of that red stew, for I am exausted!” (Therefore his name was called Edom.) Jacob said, “Sell me your birthright now.” Esau said, “ I am about to die; of what use is a birthright to me?” Jacob said, “Swear to me now.” So he swore to him and sold his birthright to Jacob. Then Jacob gave Esau bread and Lentil stew, and he ate and drank and rose and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright. Genesis 25:30-34

Birthright sold – to appease hunger.

The here and now.

Hunger and need ruled the day.

Esau was exhausted, weary.

He couldn’t see the big picture.

He gave away his birthright, God’s gift, to fulfill immediate need.

I get weary, hungry, tired of waiting.

Instead of trusting God’s provision and timing, I give away what God has so I can eat now.

I resist the preparation process.

Decide I’ve waited long enough.

Settle for dessert instead of a meal, the feast.

Taste and see that the Lord is good.

Exalt His Name…even in the desert.

He answers and delivers.

Take refuge.

Seek peace.

The Lord hears my cry.

He is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.

Not a bone is broken.

I am afflicted but not crushed.

Struck down but not destroyed.

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I believe and speak.

Jesus raises dead things to life so I do not lose heart.

Though my outer self wastes away, my inner self renews day by day.

My light and momentary affliction prepares me for glory beyond all comparison.

I look not to what is seen but to what is unseen – the eternal.

I am but a shadow.

I guard my ways and wait on the Lord – where real hope lies.

I will not give away what God has planned.

I will cling to Him in weariness and worry.

Discouragement.

Impatience.

The Lord, my God fights for me.

I need only to be still.

More about Liz

I'm a free spirit. I hate rules and legalism. I love art and nature, music, the beach and dogs. I like to garden, take pictures and read. I tend to speak my mind and have a rip-the-band-aid -off approach to life. (Brace yourself, this might hurt.)

4 Comments
    1. OMGod… thank you! I been battling with my family. Sometimes I feel like I’m the only Spanish person around my family… they hate.. but as I been reading .. I know this is God working.. they are supposed to hate because God wants to be loved first more, they deny Jesus, their culture say leave them alone, but I can’t, I know what evil is ….and as this reservation doesn’t want me here, but I can’t leave either.. there people will be my next generation..so I cannot walk away or throw away what God has given me.. I understand now.. my children is what God given.. I lost a daughter @26 and I’m not going to give up on my family… I know God is in control in directing me not to give up on them.. I pray they will see seek help in Jesus on their own.. but if not, it will be me that they continue to hate.. thank you for you awakening words.. I hope I typed good because I can’t proofread this.. blessing to you Liz.

      1. Hi sweet friend! It makes my heart happy that God used this post to speak to you. It’s a tough road you describe…blessings sister – I’m praying for you right now. Thank you for taking the time to comment – it sincerely blessed me. ❤️

    1. Hey sweet sister friend I love this post! It’s so encouraging to Rest in Him. I’m intentionally choosing to have a Sabbath lifestyle not just for a day. These past few months has been crazy and my Father has been getting on to me. 😆 Love you very much you are a guiding light to God’s love.

      1. Hi Sydell! Love you back sister! So happy you’re taking the time to rest and recharge, it’s counterintuitive in a busy season but I find I’m so much more productive when I’m rested. Praying all of us take time to rest and reflect this joyous season celebrating the birth of our Savior. ❤️

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