The Perfect Gift

"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows." James 1:17
What is the perfect gift? Most of us would probably answer that question by saying that it would be something that we wanted very much. Others would lean to something that they really need. What we want and what we need may be far different things!
The good news today is that God gave you a gift. A good and perfect gift. When you give your heart to the Lord, that heart is changed. It is made new. It feels different, loves different, and causes you to act and speak differently too. We all have some type of heart trouble and for someone that battles heart disease, a new heart is the perfect gift! (literally and figuratively) Like all of God's gifts, a new heart is not only something we want but something we need. God always gives the perfect gift. When you live your life for Christ you realize that you are "gifted" in so many ways. Living a life that utilizes those gifts is our objective. And always remembering where they came from. EVERY good and perfect gift comes from Him. Share your perfect gift today!

Don't Quit: Do It!

"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." - Thomas Edison 

I often wonder about "timing" and why most of the things I pray for don't show up until the final hour. Have your ever experienced that? I wonder how many things in my life changed because I gave in too soon? Let me keep it real simple's always too soon to quit. 
If you are thinking about giving up on a dream or idea take a moment today to ask yourself this question:"If the blessing you were waiting on was coming later today, would you still stop moving forward?"My guess is you would say absolutely not! 
Don't give up! Trust in the Lord and don't lean on what you know. Hold up your head and hold out your hope! You could be soooo close! Don't it!