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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

गोद'स Gifts

-God’s Gifts

My 100 year old father died this year and left me in his will. We paid off our credit card debt with the inheritance. But my Father left us much more than money

Down through the years my Dad was always there,-- a rock, hard working and never complaining. By nature I am an anxious and neurotic person. But my dependable Dad left me the memory of his long good faithful life.. Not bad, would you say?

We all receive some kind of an inheritance from our parents. Sometimes we don’t like what we get, reject what is passed down or develop reaction formation. But our earthly parents do leave their influence.

Our heavenly Father also has an inheritance to leave us. –all of us if we will receive it. And what a grand and rich inheritance –too much for us to comprehend. First God desires to give all of us the gift of everlasting life. 2 Peter 3:9 says “The Lord is---not willing that any should perish but that all should come to eternal life.” And Ephesians 2:8-9 says-“ For by grace are you saved through faith, and not of yourselves it is the gift of God, ---“

God’s gifts start right now while we are living our lives. He surrounds us with protections, angels, care packages and more gifts. –Gifts that we may take for granted. James 1:17 tells us “ Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above and comes down from the Father---.”

Jesus promised more gifts - to leave us His Holy Spirit and to leave us His peace. He tells us in John 14:27-“My peace I leave with you, my peace I give you, not as the world gives do I give you--.” And in Hebrews 12:28 we read:”---we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken---“

All of this is very good news don’t you think? There’s just one simple thing we must do to receive this grand inheritance – this good life. Just believe.