Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” (John 4:9-10 NASB)
I am a gifts guy. I believe in the gifts of the Spirit. I believe they operate today, and not just on some exotic foreign mission field.
But let’s be clear about one thing – there are gifts and there is ‘The Gift of God.’
His name is Jesus.
He came to seek and to save that which is lost. He came to do the will of the Father.
When we open this gift from God what do we get?
- Eternal Life
- Sins forgiven
- Sickness healed
- Guilt and shame washed away
- Conscience cleansed
- Abundant life
- A full-time occupation
Wait – wait – it all sounded good till you got to that last one Ben.
For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:8-10 NASB)
Check it out, the gift of God, is the call in your heart to walk out those things God created you to do.
If you have no idea where to start in this occupation, check in with the Father, and live with your eyes open. [Tweet This]
He will put your calling right in front of you so you can’t miss it.
The call of God on your life is more likely right in your neighborhood at first. If He has some exotic thing in mind for you, He will make it plain as you follow Him in the easy obvious stuff.
Don’t make it more than it is.
See you tomorrow