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Friday, April 12, 2013


Have you ever had a present for someone but you just couldn't seem to get it to them? 

Maybe they said they'd come get it but life got busy and they kept forgetting.  So, you made arrangements and said you'd meet them somewhere for the exchange.  You put it in your car.  You traveled out.  But, something got in the way and they suddenly had to cancel their plans with you.  No matter what you did, the present just couldn't get into their hands! 

You spent the money.  You took time to wrap it.  Their name is on the tag.  It's theirs.  It's not like you're going to give it to someone else.  In fact, you can't.  The gift happens to be engraved with their full name.  There is no one but them that can have it.  You have no choice but to hold onto it until it is claimed by them personally.

There are stories about unclaimed treasures and money.  Unclaimed winning lottery tickets.  Unclaimed inheritances.  Can you imagine?  People who are walking around maybe trying to figure out where their next meal is coming from, when all along they are actually rich but aren't enjoying it because they either don't realize it's there or don't believe it and never go after it and inquire.

How many of us are walking around spiritually poor right now?  Is that how God wants us to be?  Of course not!  If He wanted us to be, He would have never sent His Son. 

There are unclaimed things sitting in God's living room for you.  He made the purchase.  It is all yours.  It even has your name engraved on it.  There is no one else that can have it.  It is meant for you and you alone.  And, maybe He's been trying to get a hold of you and let you know what He's got for you.  That healing.  That Joy.  That Peace that you want more than anything else in the world.  Those amazing plans -- He's had those for you since before you were even born!

There are presents stored up for you.  Will you reach out and claim them?

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