February 18, 2024

Bob Maas
"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith —and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast."
Ephesians 2:8-9

God has given me numerous gifts through Jesus Christ and there is nothing I can do to earn any of them. My part is to simply believe Him and accept them by faith, but I can’t even do that without Him giving me the faith I need to accept each one.

The awareness of His presence and desire I have to abide in Christ comes to me in the form of a gift for which I am eternally grateful. Now, no matter what is happening, just being mindful of His presence gives me a sense of peace and joy which are more gifts that come from Him.

The way that Jesus taught me to pray is another powerful gift He has provided for which I am also thankful. As I meditate on His provisions my heart is overflowing with joy and I am continually strengthened to keep seeking a deeper and more intimate relationship with Him.

He is truly awesome.