Blessings You’ve Received That You Didn’t Request

Every generous act and every
perfect gift is from above.
—James 1:17

Unrequested blessings were the bookends of the Israelites’ wilderness odyssey.

On the front end was the dry-ground crossing of the Red Sea when they departed Egypt. On the back end was the dry-ground crossing of the Jordan when they entered Canaan forty years later.

They requested neither but received both.

You wouldn’t have lived to read this sentence if you hadn’t received blessings that you didn’t request: assuming that you haven’t asked for oxygen today to keep you breathing or gravity to keep you anchored to earth instead of soaring into space.

Name three blessings you’ve received that you didn’t request?

Every day of your life
has been a gift from God.

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