God’s Good Gifts



We all work hard.

Whether it’s running an office, taking care of a family, or coaching a team, we all spend our days working hard and trying to do things with excellence.

So when something good happens, it’s natural for us to see it as a result of our hard work. Maybe your team makes it to the championship, and you can’t help but think that it’s because of the new drills that you created and brought to the table. And so you get caught up in your skills and abilities, unable to see the bigger picture…unable to see God’s hand in the situation.

But James 1:17 says, “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” Not just some gifts. Not just most gifts. ALL gifts are from the Father. He is the one who has given us minds to think and dream, bodies to say and do. So in that way, every blessing is a result of God’s goodness, not our own work.

What are some of the good gifts God has given to you? We’d love for you to share them in a comment below.

Posted on: December 21, 2023