Bible Ballistics: “BBs” #60 Gifts from God?????
It’s a wonderful spring morning; I have the doors opened up, smelling the fresh air and listening to the wind chimes, which I love. The grass is beginning to green up and I can’t help but praise my God gratefully, for all that He has given us to enjoy. Let’s think about it for a few minutes.
Ecclesiastes 3:13 says, “And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.”
And Ecclesiastes 5:18, “Behold that which I have seen: it is good and comely for one to eat and to drink, and to enjoy the good of all his labour that he taketh under the sun all the days of his life, which God giveth him: for it is his portion.”
James 1:17, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
All that is in this world is created by our wonderful God, His Holy Spirit, and His Son Jesus (see Gen. 1:1-2; Col. 1:16 and John 1:3). These passages remind us that our God is the giver of all creation itself. Consider! He’s given it to us.
Breath—God sustains our life each and every day. Without breath, life is impossible. Air wonderful fresh air, made just right to sustain our life.
Sight—With our eyes we are able to enjoy the beauty of God’s creation.
From the majestic mountains,
to the delicacy of an blossoming rose
or a newborn colt frolicking in the sun.
Touch—Who can deny the joy of feeling
the precious tender skin of a newborn baby?
Or sand between your toes?
Hearing—The ability to take in
the lovely warbles the songbirds,
or the joy of a child’s first word.
Taste—The ability to
ripe peaches right off of the tree,
a sweet as honey strawberry,
salt on an egg.
Thought—Have you ever stopped to appreciate that God made us to be
able to process all the information around us
and respond with reason.
Made in the image of God to enjoy the creation of God to the fullest.
To know the satisfaction of a job well done.
To bring HIM glory.
So???? Our shot for today. Spend some time this weekend
about the wonderful God who provided all these things for us to enjoy. And THANK HIM. And praise Him before the world…. Knowing that it’s all from Him, ‘from whom all blessings flow’.