Matthew 7:11 “Ask and Cha Ching!”
If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask Him!
It’s Christmas morning or your 8th birthday. You are enjoying opening your presents, thrilled with the surprises and cool stuff! You remember those days? Of course! If parents can make kids so happy with simple gifts, think of what an infinite God can do in the gift department!
Parents are just normal humans; they sin and need forgiveness. Now there’s a surprise, huh? They set an example by their actions more than their words. Parents don’t always do things right, but you can be sure they love you and want you to be happy and successful. How can you be sure? Because every parent wants to brag on their kids. No one ever saw their baby at birth and thought, “I sure hope this little miracle is average!” Not a chance! Parents want you to be a president, Edison or something special. And, of course, every parent wants to give their kids the best they can in life, and that includes nice presents once in a while!
Your real Father has a whole lot more resources with which to rock your world with gifts. But as it states in this passage, you have to ask. Now when you were younger, and it was time for your birthday or Christmas, you were ready with a big list of ideas, right? You’d give that list to your parents and then wait in anticipation. “Oh man, I wonder what I’ll get this year.” Sometimes you couldn’t sleep anticipating the next morning!
That’s how God wants you to do it too! Make a list of the things you’d like from God…wisdom, patience, insight; just name the gift you want! God says, “How much more!” Can you say “Cha- Ching?!” HELLO!! The Big Guy is making big promises in your life!
Of course, your parents and the Father expect their kids to be appreciative, treat their gifts with respect and use them properly. So keep your heart right and stay focused on doing the things God wants for you, and watch your gifts grow right before your eyes! How much more can God bless you than your parents? Duh!
A personal message...
“These devotions were written to my four children, Christian, Mike, Allison and Alex. By the kids allowing these to be shared publicly, our hope is that the devotions will make a positive and eternal difference in the lives of other young people as they mature. Enjoy. Rick Isaacson”