"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning." James 1:7
Today just happens to be my birthday. : ) As we all know, it is customary for one to receive gifts for a birthday. I have gotten many wonderful gifts in my life for my birthday and some...umm...not so much.
The worst gift I can remember was on my 25th birthday when I received a weed eater and an extension cord -- (Can anyone say "hello adulthood!"?) Not necessarily an ideal birthday gift for a girlie girl.
The best birthday gift ever was the gift of my son, Luke, who was born 6 days before my 31st birthday.
I love getting gifts. And God is the best gift giver! Last night I was making a list of some the gifts the Lord has given me lately. I couldn't even list them all. I am so thankful for all the blessings the Lord has given us. However, since I cannot possibly list all of them, I will only list a few here today to give praise unto Him (Hebrews 13:15, Psalms 71:8). (not listed in any particular order)
My husband (who is also a huge gift!) took me out for a VERY NICE birthday dinner last Saturday at a local jazz club/steak house with VIP reserved seating on the patio with live Jazz music playing while we enjoyed a wonderful meal.
A friend is letting me drive her convertible all week and I LOVE IT!!! Thank you Kristi!!
Gift #3: An opportunity to write for and serve on the Deeper Still Ministry Team.
Gift #4: The blessing of serving as a small group facebook leader for Proverbs 31 Ministries Online Bible Studies with Melissa Taylor.
The gift of three beautiful and wonderful children...Joe, Sarah and Luke.
God is sooo good!! His gifts are plentiful and abundant! And of course, as great as all these gifts and blessings are, the gift of His son, Jesus, is better than them all. So thankful for Jesus!
"For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; [it is] the gift of God" Ephesians 2:8
What are you thankful for today?