We are entering into a wonderful season. The upcoming holidays are all about giving – most importantly God giving us His Son! But when it comes to receiving gifts, especially from God Himself, people often feel unworthy. They feel they don’t deserve anything from God. But guess what? No one deserves anything from God. even the absolute biggest saint you can think of. So don’t burden yourself with guilt and condemnation thinking you are not deserving of all the wonderful things God has for you. God’s love and good gifts are not earned or deserved. They are made possible to us by what Jesus did, not what you’ve done or could ever do. God made it easy for us. We just have to believe and receive!
32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all–how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Romans 8:32 (NIV)
9 “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. Luke 11:9-10 (NIV)
11 If you, then, though you are evil, know
how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in
heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! Matthew 7:11 (NIV)