This is a diary post from 2007.

I hope you all had a great time with friends and family over the past few days.  We headed up to see my wife’s family in New Jersey.

My 4 year old, Brayden, got the chance to shoot his first shot gun (4/10) with his “pop pop” and steer the John Deere lawnmower all by his self.  All he wanted to do was to “go huntin for some deers.”

We all ate way too much and scurried around to everyones’ home trying to make the most out of our visit.  Besides the gridlocked traffic in DC and Richmond and the nasty weather on the ride home, we had a good time and were glad we had the chance to make the trip.

Concerning gifts, our boys made out like bandits.  We could barely get everything back in the van for the trip home!  Their grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins all blessed them with a boatload of good gifts.

In the spirit of getting “good gifts”, I thought I would continue to post on the subject.

As you may know, the greatest gift that God ever gave was the gift of His Son, Jesus Christ.  One of the most well known verses of the Bible, John 3:16, tells us that God love the world so much that He gave us Jesus.

But if that wasn’t enough, God the Father continues to give good gifts every day.  But these “good gifts” only come to those who “ask Him.”  It’s not as hard as most people make it out to be, but it does take our initiative.  Again, we must “care enough” to ask, seek, and knock.  See HERE.

If you are not receiving from the Father who “gives good gifts”, why?  Do you have a relationship with God? Do you know Him as Father? See here.  If not, you can start that relationship right now..

If you do know the Father, are you taking the time to ask, to seek, and to knock?  If not, you are missing out on the great gifts He has in store for you.  I find that many times we just expect God to do it (whatever we need), but God doesn’t move according to our needs, He moves according to our faith.  And that faith is put into action, when we see Him as the giver of good gifts and ask Him for the things we need, seek Him to know His way of doing things, and knock on the door to spend time with Him.

So, hopefully, you are getting excited about these gifts that God has for you.  It’s up to you to go for it.

Don’t know what to ask for?  Start with this gift.

What else would you ask for?

Merry Christmas from God, your gifts are waiting for you!

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