Showing posts from February, 2018
God is working all things together for our good. Sometimes that's hard to believe. Disappointment comes; it's hard to understand. Even in the little things; the small let downs do add up, don't they? But there are times God uses our disappointments to show us that He is in the failing of our plans.

I was recently in England, and one of the sites that was on my list of things to see was Stonehenge. I don't know why, I just wanted to see it. Maybe it's the historical significance and mystery behind these arranged stones. So, my wife and I headed out for the ancient monument. We were told that it closed at 5:00, it was 3:30 or so and we were about 45 minutes away. We had plenty of time. That would leave us a good amount of time to soak in this recognizable English icon.

We arrived a little after four and drove up to the visitor's center entrance. It was still open. Oh joy. Only one problem, and here's where the disappointment struck, they stop selling tickets at…
Every good and perfect gift comes from the Father of lights in whom there is no shifting shadow. Salvation is a gift from God. But can your salvation be lost? Is it that fragile? Is it not a gift? You didn't earn it, did you? Is it not by His doing that you abide in Him?

"But", you may ask, "I could lose a gift, couldn't I?" Let me ask you a question, when was the last time you misplaced your house? 

Jesus said, "In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you." God has gifted you a house, a dwelling place in His heaven. That is salvation; living with Him forever.

Salvation is a gift from God, and it is a good gift given by a good Giver. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. How could there be any flaw in His gift? Is He one to deceive or mislead? Does God mis-market? Doe…