Every Good Gift

God’s Gifts.

We’ve all heard them talked about and we’ve all talked about them. “My family, the right to worship, good health,” are common answers. These are special things never to be overlooked. Maybe you’d say “Financial stability” or “A good education.” These too are great. But the Bible says:

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variables, neither shadow of turning.” (James 1:17)

Every good gift. God created it all, not just the big things. He deserves to be thanked for every good gift. Before you thank someone for a gift, you must first acknowledge its existence. Do you pay attention? Do you seek delight in all the perfect things God has sprinkled on this planet and in your life? Do you thank God for every breath you breathe? Do you notice every bird that hatches? Do you really stop and smell the flowers?

No. God’s gifts are too plentiful to completely comprehend and spend time pondering, but we can try to improve and appreciate more.

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” (Philippians 4:8)

  1. Notice all the good gifts. Maybe you could make a blessings list like I am!
  2. Thank God for them all the time. I don’t do this but I am going to work on it.
  3. Ponder on them. Drink up the truth. Think about holiness and chew it like a cow does! Over and over again. 🙂

8 Comments

  1. Everly,
    You did a wonderful job!
    Keep up the good work. I have noticed that when I thank God for what I already have, He always blesses me with more than I need and this enables me to use the extra to bless others just as He has blessed me.

  2. I’ve made “gift” lists over the years and it has really helped me grow in thankfulness for every thing- the good and the bad in my life because God used it ALL for good; to shape me and mold me and make me more like Him. He is amazing.

  3. Everly Pleasant says:

    Wow,
    So many comments…how many blessings to count.
    Stephanie: Yes, you are correct. You peaked into my kitchen!
    Aren’t the roses beautiful?
    Anonymous: I named myself. Everly Pleasant is only a pen name. I first came up with it to use it in a story I was writing but when I dropped the story, I hung onto the name.
    Sara: Yes! Never be discouraged or selfish. Thanks for understanding.

    Everly P.

  4. Sara N. Smith says:

    What a good reminder. To be in a state of constant gratefulness to our Lord and Saviour even in the little things certainly helps us from becoming discouraged and selfish!

  5. Everly Pleasant says:

    Thank you Kiersti.
    I am glad you enjoyed it.
    You have a pretty name.
    Everly Pleasant

  6. Anonymous says:

    What a lovely name, Everly Pleasant!
    And so unique!

    Can I ask what or who you were named for?

  7. Stephanie A. says:

    This is beautiful..so true.
    (Natalie, is that perhaps a picture of your kitchen?? *smile*)

  8. Anonymous says:

    Thank you, Everly…I needed that reminder to be thankful today. 🙂
    Blessings,
    Kiersti

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