Updated: Jun 5, 2019
Hello my Arising friends!
How many of you LOVE to get Gifts?
Well It's not my top love language but I do LOVE that my Papa God gives me fun gifts every day.
As I said last week, I'm going to focus on the Five Love Languages over the next few weeks. My prayer is that you experience the Lord speaking YOUR Love Language to you.
The 5 Love Languages are Receiving Gifts, Quality Time, Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service and Physical Touch.
Today I want to start with Receiving Gifts and I have one for you at the end of this email.
But let's start with a gift crafted just for you from Him!
As some of you already know, a while back the Lord told me, "Sandra I have gifts for you but you never ask for them." So I started asking. At first it felt a little awkward to be "asking what do you have for me today papa?" But it soon became what I look forward to each morning.
Every gift has been so unique. Sometimes I have no idea what it means and I have to ask. It always blows me away what He's given me. From a grain of sand, golden light streaming out of an old treasure chest, wind in my face, to a wedding ring. It all comes with a message of love and encouragement, which is my love language.
Here are 2 verses that we have all heard so many times but how much do you think about it? Believe it?
James 1:17 ESV
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
Matthew 7:11 ESV
If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!
How often do you ASK Him for something?
If it's rare for you to ask, take a minute to reflect on it, write about it and see if you can uncover the reason. It might be that you are like me and you just believed that God would take care of all of your needs and you left it at that. He does supply all our needs but He really wants to go beyond that. He wants to give you all the good things He has for you but you have to ask!
Ok, if you haven't already, grab your journal and turn off all your distractions.
Take a minute to close your eyes and imagine yourself in the place where you feel the most peaceful, safe and happy.
Invite Him to join you there. When you can imagine Him there with you, ask Him what He has for you today. Then wait...
Write down what you see or experience.
If you aren't sure what the significance of the gift is, ask Him to tell you and write it all down.
Then thank Him for coming and bringing your gift.
So before you go...like I promised, I have a gift for you as well. I know that it is no accident that you are reading this and that God has a Huge gifting-area of Influence for you! I follow a prophetis out of Australia named Lana Vawser. Last October she wrote a prophetic word that rocked my world! It's called The Season Of I Never Would Have Thought...
This is my gift to you. I have taken her word and put it in a downloadable daily declaration. I encourage you to click on the link below and start reading it. See what jumps out at you and rings true for the season you are in!
If you did not have a chance to take the 5 Love Languages quiz in last weeks blog, here is the link for that as well.
May you have a Blessed week full of surprise gifts from HIM!
P.S. I would love it if you would share your gift and your love language with me either below on email me at AriseSandi@gmail.com
And as always, please like and share with your friends.