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It's In The Box



 

Posted by Martha Wilson, February 21, 2023


Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. (Ephesians 1:3)

I have always treasured the gift of salvation I received as a 9-year-old girl. Even though it has been many years, I still remember it well! I grew up in a Christian home, and my parents showed my siblings and me a true love for God and His church. I listened to the life-changing Bible stories and sang hymns of my faith and devotion to Him. It was no strange thing to awaken early one Sunday morning to the whisper of God.

I remember waking that Sunday morning to my first thought: “I want to be a Christian.” I ran across the hall, announcing this news to my parents. Through tears, they held me tight and told me we would talk to the pastor after church. A few days later, I met with the pastor to ensure I understood my decision to give my life to Jesus. I believe I gave my life to Jesus as soon as I said the words. It was a simple faith that responded to the Spirit that awakened me early that Sunday morning. I believed, and I received; I received the glorious gift of new life in Christ.

I’m afraid many of us walk around carrying the gift box of salvation, but never realize the magnitude of the treasure. Every day I find new blessings and benefits wrapped within my salvation. We do nothing to receive this glorious gift of salvation and eternal life, and we add nothing to this free gift. Still, we have the privilege of discovering and unwrapping all that is within our new life in Christ.

I remember the day I was given an enormous package stuffed to the brim with gifts. I dug through the never-ending box, unwrapping surprise after surprise. Do we realize this is the picture of the gift every child of God has received through the cross?

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. (Ephesians 1:3)

I am on a journey to unwrap every spiritual blessing in Christ. I am claiming my inheritance

that is sitting in the box. The book of Ephesians unwraps some of these treasures.

It’s all in the box:

He loved us.

He chose us.

He adopted us.

We belong to Him.

Kindness and grace

Freedom

Forgiveness

All wisdom and understanding

United with Christ.

Received an inheritance

Holy Spirit

The Bible is full of promises waiting for us to receive. Salvation is a glorious gift, but we don’t want to miss out on the “spiritual blessings that are ours in Christ Jesus.”

Take it. Unwrap it. Live fully alive!

By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence. And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires. (2 Peter 1:3-4)

I’m starting to live from the box. I already have everything I need in Christ Jesus. When I have any need, I tell myself, “It’s in the box.”

Are you hungry? Bread is in the box.

Are you tired and weary? Rest is in the box.

Are you anxious? Peace is in the box.

Are you fearful? Power, Love, and a Sound Mind are in the box.

Are you weak? Strength is in the box.

Are you alone? A relationship is in the box.

Throw aside that tissue paper separating you from your God and take it all!



4 Comments


Melanie Price
Melanie Price
Feb 23, 2023

Jesus, such wonderful memories and journey that our sister is having. She heard Your voice and answered your call. Now look at the blessing she is being to your people. "All in the box"

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Guest
Feb 22, 2023

It's a beautiful adventure unwrapping new gifts each day from God the Father , His Son & His Holy Spirit.

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Guest
Feb 22, 2023

The gift that never stops giving! Praise be to God!

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Guest
Feb 22, 2023

Although I now live in Tennessee, my heart is still being touched by your ministry. While reading this article, I thought, this will be something I can share with young mothers to encourage them to expect God to visit their children.

Sandy Cox

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