God Has Granted by Kirk Hunt
For there stood by me this night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve, saying, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul; you must be brought before Caesar; and indeed God has granted you all those who sail with you.’
Acts 27:23-24 NKJV
In all of the noise, frenzy and disruption of this season, it is too easy to miss God’s presence. I and my extended family are blessed to walk in the blessing, grace and peace God has granted. My life is notable for God’s peaceful calm, despite the many storms of the day.
Brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, and a host of cousins live on. None of the nephews and nieces are ill or injured. The extended tribe of my family faces neither undue hardship or harsh lack. We are blessed to prosper in the midst of the tempest.
Obviously, God’s angels stand close. Some carry sword and shield against disease and destroyers. Others carry boxes and baskets of provision for me and mine. I can only whisper, or shout, praise and thanksgiving.
God’s favor is not fair and cannot be earned. I are humbled by God’s tender attention. I am overwhelmed by His loving care. “Thank You” is too small a response to all of the good and benefit God has poured out on me and mine. In thankful response, I will pass on some of my blessing to others.
Look around. Despite the inconveniences you live with, you have enough to share. When God does not send angels, He sends His saints. Saints are men and women, just like you, who share the benefits and blessings they have received from God. Who have you blessed lately?
Think: God has granted. Have you shared?
Pray: “Lord, help me share the favor you have given me.”
Copyright © October 2020, Kirk Hunt
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