“If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!” Matthew 7:11
God continually amazes me… He has blessed us already thru this business. No, we are not raking in the money (YET :), and to be perfectly honest that is not the purpose of the business. Of course we would like to make money, enough to provide for our family and those that work with us, but I believe we are put in every place for a purpose. We have people placed in our lives so that we can bless them and sometimes we are the ones standing in need of the blessing… I hate to admit it, but lots of times I am the one standing in need! (although it is much easier to be the needed one!)
The people we meet and the partnerships in life we share, is what life is all about. It hurts my heart to see all of the anger spreading like wildfire in our country and world today. With the protests and hatred coming from both sides, it sure is making Satan happy, I am sure. That is where all of this comes from. He feeds on this mess. Its so sad to know how many people are blind to his schemes. How many people are a pawn in his games. I for one pray daily for wisdom so that I do not fall for his lies and become a tool for his evil ways. James 1:5 “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”
The way I treat people reflects the love of God in my heart. I know I will answer to Him for my actions and my words. I have certainly not been perfect, but I am trying to learn everyday. That is all we can do. He has blessed me beyond measure in this life, not to mention what He has planned for me in eternity! I cannot even hardly wait! He truly is the perfect gift giver. In His time, He never fails. His gifts come in packages we are not often expecting. They come as people who are kind to us, in work we have been looking for, in a smile from a stranger, peace and joy in our hearts, the feeling we get in our hearts when we are good to someone else, His strength and comfort in hard times. We just need to remain close to Him and keep our eyes focused on Him! Isaiah 40:10 “See, the Lord God comes with strength, and His power establishes His rule. His reward is with Him, and His gifts accompany Him.”
Not a day passes that we do not receive gifts from Him in exactly the ways we need. I pray we open our eyes to see those gifts so that our hearts are blessed and we pass those along to others to remind us all of His presence.
Have a blessed and a peace-filled day.