James 1:17 - "17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning."
Nonetheless, many Christians today have gone to the water holes of sin looking for these good gifts; Jesus cannot be found there. It is Satan's desire that we become deceived into believing that the world, the flesh, or the devil can give us the good and fulfilling things we need. The point is to make us ineffective Christians with stunted growth.
Now, take a deep breath! And exhale. The very air you breathe is God's gift to us; there are many things we have that others may not have either in this country or around the world. The fact you are reading this shows you have some sort of access to computers and machinery to learn more about God and the Bible. Instead of looking at what we don't have, let's look at what we do have and praise God for it!
But, why do we still sometimes go to the world for what only God can give us? Find out and listen to the complete sermon below:
08.18.2013 - Consider God's Plan - mp3 download