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Battling Fear: Naming His Gifts

February 9, 2011

A mother’s heart can often be a ready place for fear to take hold. How do we wisely plan for the future without falling into a trap of worry? How can I prepare to have my family clothed warmly through the storms and yet trust my Father to provide my every need?

James 1:17. “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”

I’m not going to reject the current blessings of safety, security and plenty He has provided for us at this point in time. I do want to be ready for the future – while remembering that the gifts He gives us will always be found, even if the worst happens and the world as we know it crumbles around us. His goodness does not change, though our circumstances might.

It’s important to develop the vision to see His gifts now, so we can also see them when they aren’t as apparent. So to practice noticing His gifts, I am going to start naming ten of them on a weekly basis. I’m trying to learn to focus not so much on the material, but on the relationships, kindness, compassion and just plain fun of life.









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