Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Asking For Presents?

Some very valuable gifts.

James 1:5  If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.

6 But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. 7 Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8 Their loyalty is divided between God and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do.

It is the season to think about gifts so what gift are you hoping to receive this Christmas?

Don't forget about those gifts that are "priceless" There are lots of gifts that you can't put a price tag on like eternal life, hopefully you have already received that one, how about wisdom that is an awesome gift.

God says that if you are asking him for gifts then you better be sure that your faith is in God alone. He doesn't want to be used as a source of presents and then be forgotten about once the gifts are all open, you know how it is with your kids, but you know that God wants his kids to behave better than that.

God doesn't want to be used, he wants to bless us but only if we are faithful. God wants us to be consistent in our faith, it doesn't have to be enormous faith, a mustard seed size faith will be adequate. He wants you to be loyal to him and to know that he is the source of every good gift, every other gift that comes from anywhere else will fade away.

Help me to be loyal to you Lord, you have given us the greatest gifts, beginning with salvation and continuing on with wisdom, joy, peace, hope and many more. Help us to remember the reason for this season.