“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no change or shadow of turning.” James 1:17

The Bible speaks of rivers of living water, the wind blowing, the branches in the vine and the sun of righteousness with healing in its wings.  Jesus is the Savior, God is the Father and the Holy Spirit is the Counselor.  That we can be saved is all because of God’s initiative and grace.  God sent His Son Jesus to die and rise for us.  The only thing we can do is turn to God and put our faith in Jesus and confess Him as our Lord.  Then we will be reconciled to God.

 To then continue the walk with Jesus is done in the same way.  The living water, the sap in the vine that goes out into the branches, the wind that blows and the sun of righteousness that shines, it is not something we get started.  What we can do, just as with salvation, is to receive in faith.  Then we will see how life, warmth, help, wisdom, protection, guidance, strength and joy from God will bless our lives.  All this is by grace, free and undeserved.

 So, let the saving power of Jesus, the care of your Heavenly Father and the counsel of the Holy Spirit bless you today.  It will also affect people around you.  It flows life and good gifts from God today, so receive by trusting in God.  Then God will be glorified through your life.

 God bless you.

 / David Billström