Given From Heaven

To this John replied, “A person can receive only what is given them from heaven.”

(John 3:27 NIV)

A family member is very fond of this verse. According to her, John the Baptist didn’t preach much, but what he said that one time is noteworthy. When his disciples came to him and reported that Jesus was attracting a large following, John told them, “A person can receive only what is given them from heaven.” It’s a gentle reminder to all of us that no one can achieve anything unless God makes it happen. All of our attempts to succeed are in vain unless God Himself allows us to prosper. “Given from heaven.” Keep that in mind whenever you’re tempted to take matters into your own hands.

We only get what God gives us.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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