In John 3:27 we read, “Man can receive nothing unless it is given to him from heaven.”

James agrees when he writes in chapter 1, verse 7, “Every good and perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.”

I think we forget sometime that all we are, all we have, all we will ever be comes from God. He is a God who loves us, desires what is best for us and wants us to succeed in knowing a living out His will for our life.

I also love the end of the verse in James where we’re told that God is unchanging, not even a “shadow of turning”, meaning His ways never falter.

In a culture where we often see more evil than good, in a world that is changing every day and becoming more unstable, I find it comforting to focus on the good things from above and the truth that God is the same today, yesterday and tomorrow.

I hope this encourages you to look to Jesus today, to focus on all that He is and all the He has done for you.


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