Tuesday, April 16, 2019

“Every generous act and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights; with Him there is no variation or shadow cast by turning. By His own choice, He gave us a new birth by the message of truth so that we would be the firstfruits of His creatures.”

‭‭James‬ ‭1:17-18‬ ‭HCSB‬‬

Do you, like me, ever find yourself crying out to God, “Bless me, like you blessed so and so.” In those moments I’m both coveting what others have, and I’m ungrateful for the most generous gift ever given—the sacrifice of Christ himself in payment of my sin debt. Jesus’ life was poured out on my behalf (yours, too!) so that the rest of my life could be spent as an offering of thanksgiving. God asks that my whole life be a firstfruits offering., the whole thing given from the top. Rather than just showing up at church in our best clothes on Sunday, Christmas and Easter. He wants our best selves given to Him every single day as a “Thank You” note for the gift of sacrifice of His only Son, given so that we would know true life.🚦

#ThankYou #ThanksBeToGod #IndescribableGift #FirstFruits #Thank youNote #WholeLife #Devotional #StopLightDevotional

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