the day God wants you to take all He wants to give.
“’Test Me in this,’ says the Lord Almighty, ‘and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.’” Malachi 3:10b NIV
The Bible is rich with references to the gifts that God wishes to share with us.
It is truly ironic that so many of us work so hard in this life for things which have relatively little meaning or importance and ignore the wealth awaiting us if we are only willing to do as instructed by God, which is nothing, really, compared to what we do each day for our employers.
What are some of the treasures that await us when the floodgates of heaven open? A joyful heart; contentment that is hard to conceptualize; new friends in Christ who add immeasurable value to our lives, and countless others. Many priceless gifts have already been given to us and we simply fail to recognize them, appreciate their significance, or thank God daily for them.
At the top of this list would be Jesus Christ.
God has already given us the greatest gift we could ever ask for or expect to receive – the gift of redemption and restoration through the sacrifice of His son. If that isn’t enough, God added the gift of eternal life. And not just any life. No, this gift of eternal life will be the perfect life that is the reward for accepting the gift of sacrifice given by Jesus.
The more gifts we accept from God, the more He wants to give us, and all of His gifts to us should fill us with a burning desire to share our gifts with others.
As the floodgates of heaven open and we are overwhelmed with blessings, we will find it necessary to share them with others simply to make room for more.
Some of us find the concept of sharing God’s gifts in order to receive still more a difficult one to understand. But when we remember the masses that Jesus fed, it is easy to believe that no matter how much God gives us, He will always have more to give.
So accept all of the love, joy, goodness, kindness and peace that God wants to give you. Accept the gift of salvation His loving hands hold out to us all.
And as fast as God gives His gifts to you, pass them on to others and allow Him to give you still more.
Taken from “TODAY IS….A Gift From God”, (C) 2013 Tony Casson