In this day and age the world moves so fast, and everything comes to us so easily. And because of this age of instant gratification, we tend to take things for granted. We start feeling entitled and if we don’t get what we want right away, we become frustrated and look for someone to blame. But as good Christians we should know that we are already blessed with a myriad of gifts. We should know that God has blessed us with gifts that really matter. Gifts that are not of this world. Here are 5 Gifts that God gives us every single day.
1. The Gift of Life
One of the greatest gifts we receive from God on a daily basis, is the Gift of life. The gift of life, is a wonderful gift, because as long as we are alive, we are given the chance to glorify God each and every day. It is throughout the course of our lives that we are given the chance to prove ourselves worthy of God’s love. His love is freely given and it is not something that could be bought or earned.
We should treat our lives as precious because it is not ours. It is God’s and we are merely accorded our loves due to His will. The fact that we are alive means that God has a plan for all of us. And as good and faithful children of God, it also our obligation to follow his rules and prove throughout our actions that we are worthy of the life we are given.
The prophet Jeremiah, by the inspiration of God, quotes God, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart.”(Jeremiah 1:5) And the Psalmists says, “For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be.” (Psalm 139: 13-16)
2. Free will
One of the things that sets us apart from the rest of God’s angelic host, is the fact that humanity was blessed with free will. Where the angels of the lord are mandated to follow his will, no matter what, human beings are given the right to choose. This is a gift, because God trusts each and every one of His children to do the right thing. We are given the opportunity to choose between good and evil. And as children of God, we must always choose to do his will in every aspect of life.
“We will know by this that we are of the truth and will assure our heart before Him in whatever our heart condemns us; for God is greater than our heart and knows all things.” 1 John 3:19-20
As it was stated earlier, God’s love is constant and freely given. Which means that as long as we accept Jesus Christ into our hearts as our lord and savior, we will always be in a state of grace.
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace. Ephesians 1:7
As human beings, our capacity for forgiveness is very limited. If someone commits a sin against us, there is a chance we won’t forgive that person. But so great is God’s love that no matter how far we stray from his light, he will always forgive us. Just as long as we are genuinely repentant for our sins.
He has not punished us as we deserve for all our sins, for his mercy toward those who fear and honor him is as great as the height of the heavens above the earth. He has removed our sins as far away from us as the east is from the west. He is like a father to us, tender and sympathetic to those who reverence him. For he knows we are but dust. Psalm 103:10-14
5. Eternal life
In many ways, the most profound sign of God’s love is Jesus Christ. This is because Jesus Christ symbolizes eternal life. Through his sacrifice, death and resurrection, we were given the chance to gain eternal life and be with the Holy Father in heaven.
For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not die but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to be its judge, but to be its savior. (John 3:16-17)