Sunday, December 10, 2017

God's Gifts for You

Your faith in God for today and your hope in God for the future are gifts from God. He not only makes sure promises, but God gives you the faith and hope to rest in those promises. Faith and hope are abiding gifts of God's Spirit in your heart. God alone is the solid foundation upon whom faith and hope stand.

Faith and hope bond with God's greatest gift from the Holy Spirit. Love, God's everlasting love, makes the believer's hope sure. God loves His children with an unconditional love that is steadfast and true. Herein you discover the solid foundation upon which faith and hope stand. Love is the guarantee for faith and hope that's sure. "Now abide faith, hope, and love, these three; but the greatest of these is love" (1 Corinthians 13:13).

Pray the Word: Father, with thanksgiving and praise, I receive Your abiding gifts to me, faith, hope, and love. You have given me all that I have. To You alone be the glory, through the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Do the Word: Exercise the faith God has given you to do His will. Face your future with the gift of hope. Live your life through love, the greatest gift of all. Focus your faith, hope, and love in Christ.