If I stopped by your house and brought you a gift and set it in your dining room table, that gift would be yours wouldn’t it. It’s in your house and I gave the gift to you. There is nothing you could do to make it any more yours or any less yours. However, you might see the present and become excited and you might call all your friends and tell them about it. You might even write me a thank you note and share it with all your friends on facebook. The thing is though you really can’t enjoy the gift though until you open it. In other words, you have to receive that gift before it can affect your life.
Folks, it’s the same way with God’s spiritual gifts. God has a package of grace, favor, mercy, forgiveness, blessing, joy, peace and so much more that He has just for you but you have to step out of the boat and receive it by faith in order for it to affect your life. You can’t earn it and You can’t pay for it, You simply have to reach out and receive it by faith.
Folk’s everyday is a battle and we need the gifts that God so graciously gives us to make it through our struggles. Open your heart today and let God fill you to overflowing with His gifts and see where the path of righteousness leads you. Remember it’s called a fight for a reason however we fight from victory not for victory. Keep fighting!