“So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask Him.”
God is a good Father, and He gives us some great and powerful gifts. Within the first few verses of 2 Timothy chapter 1, we see a whole collection of precious gifts God gives: grace, mercy, and peace; power, love, and a sound mind.
These are gifts He gives to you—you can’t earn them, or work for them, or try to pay God back for them. They are yours! He has given them to you!
But like any gift, we can receive what God freely gives to us…and then set it aside. We can forget these gifts or neglect them. We can come up with reasons why we shouldn’t have them.
Receiving God’s grace, mercy and peace daily—moment by moment—is often hard to live out, but it is necessary! Because it’s these gifts that allow you to walk in power and love with a sound mind.
Life is messy, but Jesus is real. His grace, mercy, and peace are real, and He offers them to you! May we all receive these gifts daily, apply them daily, and stir them up in our lives for God’s glory and the benefit of others.
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