It can be overwhelming for me to stop and consider the gifts my heavenly Father has bestowed upon me. First and foremost there is the gift of my salvation. Of course the gift of Holy Spirit living within me. He has generously given me a wonderful and godly wife of almost 39 years. I have three amazing children who have all gone to college and are now happily married living responsively on their own. I have had the privilege of working for over 27 years in a ministry I love. He has given me a home with many possessions. To top it off, I am now a grandfather. I am blessed with great health and wealth!
Those blessings toward me from heaven have caused me to be a giver. I love giving gifts. I usually give Mary gifts before it’s Valentines Day or even Christmas. I anticipate and can’t wait to see her face when she is surprised with the new flowers on the dining room table. I just can’t seem to wait until the proper day to give. I love giving gifts to my children. One day we were enjoying a meal together with my adult children on our deck and I handed each of them some money just to bless them – no other reason. My oldest son asked, “Who died” and provoked a bit of laughter. When my children were teenagers, I would locate their wallets at random times and place a $20.00 bill in them. Why? My heavenly Father is an extravagant giver and I have come to believe that a sign of Christ-centered maturity is found in our ability to be generous. The scripture states that as we water others we ourselves will be watered. Has there been any dryness in your life lately?