Every Good Gift
All of us like to be the recipients of gifts. It is not that we are always expecting gifts, but it is nice when we receive them. There are those who will become upset if they do not receive a gift at certain times of the year such as birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries and the like. Gifts are not something we can earn, and there are some instances when they are not even deserved but given any way. Gifts come in many different shapes and sizes and there are times when finding the right gift for the right person becomes difficult. The Scripture reminds us that, every good and perfect gift comes from above it does not come from people, but the perfect gift comes from God. I encourage you today to remember you have a gift in The Lord; He has blessed you with another day of life. Every day God is pouring gifts into your life, some of them you do not even receive as a gift. He keeps you when you need to be kept, and He blesses you when you need to be blessed. He is your healer and deliver, and many other gifts He gives to you on a daily basis, and these are perfect because they come from the Father. Some people may give a gift and regret they gave it. When God gives you a gift, He never regrets giving you the gift. Use the gifts that God gave you to be a blessing to someone who may need a blessing. Use the gifts God gave you to lift someone when they are down. God has gifted you, and you should use those gifts to be a blessing to others. I thank God for the gifts He has placed in my life, some are tangible and others are not tangible, but just as important, and I know there are more to come, this is why I can say with surety, "It's My Year To Get My Thing From My God!"
Lord thank you for the gifts you have given to me. Thank you for allowing me to use those gifts to be a blessing to others. Continue to pour your good gifts of blessings on my life, and I will forever be grateful. I love you Lord. In Jesus name Amen.
Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Pogue, Pastor
Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church
Mount Vernon, NY