Its that time of year when people will start to get frantic looking for that perfect gift for that special someone. This usually takes a lot of thought and creativity, a lot of work, and much patience. Its just so easy to buy a gift card isn’t it?
A gift is not supposed to be an obligation, but a kind gesture toward that person, because you appreciate them. The best gift is having your loved ones around you during the holiday season.🎄
I remember the year I was 8 or 9 years old. When I opened the door of the middle bedroom at home the entire living room had gifts all the way to the kitchen. I mean they were some nice gifts! All 6 boys received hockey gear everything with the Boston Bruins of course. That year they won the Stanley Cup. These gifts were so indescribable as a young kid.
The Apostle Paul talks about Jesus the son of God as INDESCRIBABLE. The word also translates as, “too wonderful for words”, ” precious beyond words”.
“Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!” II Corinthians 9:15
Paul could not describe the feelings he experienced because the of the precious gift of salvation in Christ. Like Paul none of us deserve God’s love or grace, but God showers us with love and emptied everything from heaven to give us Jesus Christ as a gift to humanity. “Emanuel God with us, revealed in us”
God looks at no status symbols, no class, no race, no color, no social status or whether you are rich or poor, God looks at your heart. Do you believe? He asks everyone of us.
“For you are recognizing [more clearly] the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [His astonishing kindness, His generosity, His gracious favor], that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that by His poverty you might become rich (abundantly blessed)”. 2 Corinthians 8:9 AMP
The greatest and most unexplained gift on earth is the gift of God’s salvation.Why?
God sent Jesus to forgive us of our sins. “She (Mary) will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21 NIV.
We cannot earn our salvation by good works. We are save by faith in God.
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast”. Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV
When we have a personal encounter/relationship with the Lord Christ it is hard to explain God’s forgiveness and unconditional love. We begin to share what Hechas done out of gratitude because we didn’t deserve His mercy and grace.
My friend where are you with this indescribable gift? In order to enjoy any gift it must be unwrapped first. The way we experience God in a personal way is to start by unwrapping the gift 🎁 of our heart ❤.
A simple prayer of faith. Dear Lord Jesus, I acknowledge my sins. Please forgive me of my sins and live in my heart from this day forward in Jesus’s name. Amen 🙏
Greetings! My name is Andy Provitola and I live in New England on the south shore between Boston and the beautiful Cape Cod region.
The purpose of my blogging and writing is to encourage you in your journey here on planet earth. Life is full of pressing issues and problems and my desire is to discover a place for peace, hope, healing, and contentment. I am a follower of Jesus Christ – God’s one and only Son of God and discovered these truths along my own personal journey.
Having discovered a personal relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ does not mean I have to be religious to attain the rewards of heaven. The fact is God provides grace for us and accepts us as we are in His image. In other words, we cannot attain heaven or life eternal on our own, but by God’s loving grace and no merit of our own.
My goal is to continue to find a balance of life from a spiritual and practical perspective with a purpose to please and glorify God in all that I do because of His ‘Gift of Grace’.
God is not transcendent and so far away that he is out of reach with humanity. God desires that His presence lives within us and not just in the galaxies and the universe. Experiencing the unconditional love of God has been so rewarding and while discovering the truth and purpose for my life. Moving forward in this life is not a sprint, but a marathon when it comes to this race here on earth.
I am blogging because I find it is a good way to connect in a much more effective and efficient way when it comes to communicating and interacting with with people that I do not know. Blogging and writing challenges me and also stretches me specifically in my thoughts, my mind, my emotions, and my spiritual life to live a vertical relation with God and a horizontal relationship with others.
There will be a variety of topics and subjects to address including youth, young adults, family, singles, seniors, relationships, etc. Some of the topics will include God’s creation and power, depression, loneliness, suicide, hope, healing, setbacks, financial matters, business, stress, anxiety, care, encouragement, and so much more
I would like to connect with all walks of life, ethnicity, culturally, other religions, socio-economics, and more
I am currently writing a book and several memoirs about my own life and journey . The journey begins at a young age growing up in Malden, Massachusetts, specifically Maplewood Square to where I am today. I became paralyzed from the waist down as a senior in high school and I share how my life changed for the better!
“But I do not consider my life as something of value or dear to me, so that I may [with joy] finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus. To testify faithfully of the good news of God’s [precious undeserved] grace [which makes us free of guilt of sin and grants us eternal life]. Acts 20:24 Amplified Version
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