What are the “good things” Jesus talks about in Matthew 7:7-11? All good gifts come from the Father. For a long time, I thought that meant a husband, children, a nice home, a good car, savings, travel, things. As wonderful as all those blessings are, as much as we enjoyed them, there remains a yearning for something more.
I yearn for “good things”, too. Most of what I want now will take my cooperation. Every good thing will require that I make a choice. I’ve faced these choices many times and failed often to make the right one. Hence, I ask God to do the work in me so I can experience the good things He offers each of us on a daily basis.
- A grateful heart even in adversity or illness
- A heart and mind that absorbs God’s instructions and applies His grace so I can offer love to others.