“God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God” (Ephesians 2:8, NLT).

Everyone loves to receive gifts. Even though we’ve all heard it’s more blessed to give than receive, do we really believe it? After all, what can be more exciting than anticipating and then opening a lovely gift?

God is the original gift-giver. We can’t out give him and in reality have nothing to give. Everywhere we look we see his gifts – the earth and all it holds, the beauty of life, love and relationships, mates, babies, friends. The best gift of all is the gift of salvation but sometimes the hardest thing is to accept it for what it is. It truly comes with no strings attached, no conditions, no quid pro quos. When God gives a gift, we are the ones who are blessed and in receiving, bless him back by accepting it with gratitude and grace.

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