God’s Gifts to You

I have come that they may have life,
and have it to the full.
    —John 10:10

“Can I help you find something?”

“Yes, thank you. I need a carton of kindness, a package of peace, a sack of self-control . . . and a supply of gentleness.”

You won’t find these on Walmart’s shelves.

But they are God’s gifts to you if you want them: “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control” (Gal 5:22-23).

A fat wallet isn’t synonymous with a rich life. Cup-running-over life comes from qualities that money can’t buy—gifts from God, custom-made for each of his children. He “richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment” (1 Tm 6:17).

Don’t get so busy counting your things
that you ignore the things that count.

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