Monday, December 19, 2011

2011 December 19 - Morning Manna

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.(James 1:17)

Today's Morsel: For the past few weeks, I've been seeing the mailman drop boxes at my door.  I know I haven't ordered anything, and so I'm assuming that my dear children are starting to send gifts for Christmas to their loving Dad/Grandpa/Papa/Poppie.  
 
James tells us that every good gift and perfect gift is from above and cometh down from the father of lights.  When God robed Himself in flesh and came to the earth to save mankind, He was the greatest gift. On the day of Pentecost, the apostle Peter told the people if they would repent of their sins, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of their sins, that they would receive the gift of the Holy Ghost (Acts 2:38).  Paul, writing to the church at Corinth, told them to covet earnestly the best gift.  And that gift was love, because God is love (1 John 4:8).  The best gift is love, but the greatest gift is the Holy Ghost. When we allow God's love to rein within us, and we show forth that love to others, we are displaying the best gift.  When we allow the Holy Ghost to lead and guide us, we are displaying the greatest gift.  You can't put a price tag on the gifts from God.  No amount of money can buy them. "And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money, Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost. But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money"(Acts 8:18-20).  You can't purchase anything from God, it's already paid for.  His gifts are free and they are the best and greatest.  How many of them do you want today.  Jesus said that you have not, because you ask not.

Sing:  So have a super-duper Christmas with Jesus this year, super-duper Christmas spreading good cheer, when you are down, your frown, will soon disappear, so have a super-duper Christmas with Jesus this year.

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