Spirit & Life Devotional
Monday, June 29
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
God's Special And Uncommon Gifts
Proverbs 19.14 "Houses and riches are an inheritance from fathers, but a prudent wife is from the Lord."
There are gifts or things that men can give you, but there are things that only God can give to you. Sometimes we are in a hurry and we miss out on what God has in store for us. It may "delay" a bit, but it always pays to wait for whatever comes from the Lord. Peninnah had her children early, Hannah didn't; but today, no one talks about the children of Peninnah, we don't even care to know them; but we know Samuel and even name our children after him!
James 1.17 says that "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning." Yea, when it's from God, it's not only good, it's perfect! Hallelujah! Some parents want to manipulate things to favour their children; dear parent, let go and let God, so that your children can get the very best!
There are jobs, but God wants to give you a lucrative one! There are many men, but God wants to give you a good man! There are many women too, but God wants to give you a prudent wife who will only bring joy to your life! What's the point in having a very expensive wedding only to get divorced a few years later, or to be miserable for the rest of your life? The blessing of God makes rich, and it comes without sorrow! We must learn to trust God; to wait patiently for Him; and to truly believe His word that He's got good plans for us. As this week progresses, and as we enter into the new month, new quarter, and into the second half of the year, my prayer for you is that you receive God's special and uncommon gifts. Amen!