James 1:17 (New International Version)
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
As you open the newspaper every day or walk past a flea market or switch on the TV you often come across the freebies offered to consumers. "Buy one: Get one Free" is the slogan of today's marketing. You buy a pressure cooker and a frying pan is free; you buy a cot the mattress is free. Incentives everywhere are attracting the masses to "BUY". As I pondered I realized, we, as followers of Christ need to realize all that we have received even without asking (leave alone buying). The roles are reversed. We have been bought for a price - a price that only God and His son paid. All we had to do was accept that valuable gift, cherish it, remembering we do not merit it, yet has been given and when Christ comes into our lives :
Realize you have been Chosen. This entitles you to Claim the promises of God. Remember you now belong to a Covenant keeping God who never fails and to HIM nothing is impossible.
When we let the Biggest C (Christ) come into our lives with HIM comes:
Courage Jos. 1:5
Confidence Psalms 32:8
Comfort Isaiah 51:12
Caution Proverbs 3:5,6
Consolation Isaiah 46:4
Contentment Psalms 34:10
Folks… the package of freebies that come with Christ are neither measurable nor countable. So what are you waiting for?? Take Him and with Him comes everything that money can’t buy or plastic cards can ever pay!
Remember this offer never ends… but your time is running out!
Dear Lord we pray that we would share this free offer with all those around us. In Jesus’ name, Amen.