Do You Consider God a Gift in Your Life?
Cultivating Gratitude for His Indescribable Gift
by Veritas Vita 777
Do you consider God to be a gift in your life? I saw this statement today and it resonated with me. English Anglican cleric, Edward B. Pusey wrote, “God’s chief gift to those who seek Him is Himself.” Salvation is a gift. As a Christian, you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. You acknowledge that you were a sinner saved by grace (See: Eph. 2:8-9).
I acknowledge all of that. I’m a Christian. Yet, that statement from Pusey made me think. Do I see God, Himself as His chief gift to me? Do I seek to praise Him for Who He is and not for what He can give me? Do I desire to spend time with Him in prayer and praise? Do I hunger and thirst for His Word?
If I’m being honest with myself, I can’t always answer yes to all those questions. Now, of course, I know that no one here on earth is perfect. We’re all sinners – some saved by God’s gift of His Son and some who haven’t accepted that gift. We’re all works in progress. However, I want to be able to answer yes to those questions more and more each day.
6 But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7 So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. 9 As it is written:
“He has dispersed abroad, He has given to the poor; His righteousness endures forever.”
10 Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness, 11 while you are enriched in everything for all liberality, which causes thanksgiving through us to God. 12 For the administration of this service not only supplies the needs of the saints, but also is abounding through many thanksgivings to God, 13 while, through the proof of this ministry, they glorify God for the obedience of your confession to the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal sharing with them and all men, 14 and by their prayer for you, who long for you because of the exceeding grace of God in you. 15 Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift! (2 Cor. 9:6-15, NKJV)
God’s indescribable gift is His Son, Jesus Christ! Anything we give Him or to those in ministry cannot pay Him back for that gift. God doesn’t ask anything in return for the gift of His Son. Yet, when you have truly experienced genuine change as a Christian, you’ll likely want to cultivate a relationship with Him.
If you haven’t considered God as a gift in your life and the gift of salvation as an indescribable gift, I urge you to take some time to reflect on your salvation. Write down a list of blessings that you’ve received recently. Spend time reading through Psalms with a theme of praise to God. Use your prayer time today to thank God for all He’s done in your life and praise Him for who He is. Don’t ask Him for anything in that prayer. Mediate on God being a beautiful and special gift in your life.
Do you see God and your salvation in Jesus as an indescribable gift in your life?
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