Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Every Good and Perfect Gift

"Andrew, one of the Talmadim, the brother of Shim'on Kefa said to Him, There's a young fellow here who has five loaves of Barley bread and two fish, but how far will they go among so many?" John 6:9 CJB

Then, Jesus showed them, How far, so little, can go, among so many.

It wasn't about the 'giving' of the 'two fish and five loaves.' It was about 'Who they were given to.'

What should WE DO in order to PERFORM the works of God? Here's what the WORK OF GOD is; TO TRUST in the One He sent.
John 6:28-29 CJB

God's not looking for miracle workers, He already has 'One.' He is looking for Believers.

It isn't about PERFORMING; it is about BELIEVING.

Being a cheerful giver is easy; It's just based on what we already have.

Being a cheerful receiver, is a whole nuther Ball game. It is based on what we don't YET have. Hebrews 11:1-2

It takes Belief, and Trust, in the One He sent, to receive by grace through faith.

"For by 'grace' you have been saved through 'faith, (trusting that it will be done), And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God," Ephesians 2:8 ESV
(Read it S L O W L Y)

(note: We get everything else good in our lives this way too.)

"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. "  James 1:17

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