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Day 7: Sharing Stories of God’s Good Gifts

by on March 16, 2011

Bible Study tonight.  James 1:13-18.

Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.
Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures.

The long and the short of it: In order to avoid the trap of attributing the wrong things to God, we need to focus on His goodness and holiness.  We need to dwell on the good things of God, and we need to share the stories of the good gifts that God is lavishing on us.  When we do that, we will slowly start to get a better idea of who God is and learn to discern when it is Him acting in our lives and when it is not.

Try to find a good gift that has come down from the Father of Lights in your life today.

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