God’s Love Is All Around Us {Heart of Christmas Series}

Every good and perfect gift is from above. {James 1:17}

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Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights. {James 1:17}

Right now I’m sipping a warm cup of tea and watching snow fall outside. In moments like this, it’s easy to remember that everything good comes from God.

God gives us spiritual blessings like peace, hope, and joy. But He also gives us practical blessings like houses to live in, jobs, and warm cups of tea. There are blessings we receive from Him through others like friendship and family. And some blessings He seems to have thrown in just for fun—like chocolate, ice cream, and some pretty funny-looking animals.

The verse above says everything good in our lives can ultimately be traced back to the hand of God. In our busy world we may just need a quiet moment to pause and truly see His generosity all around us. Sometimes the smallest blessings are where we find the biggest expressions of His love.

The Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp

The Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp

What’s one little thing that makes you happy but you may not always think of as being a gift from God?


Holley Gerth


* This post is part of the Heart of Christmas series we’re going through as we prepare for Christmas. Each message is a short devotional you can read and share in the middle of this busy time of year to help you and those you love stay focused on what matters most—celebrating Jesus! To read all the #heartofchristmas posts, click here.

* Find Books to Encourage Every Woman on Your Christmas List {signed!}


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About Holley

About Holley

Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author and Life Coach

I like humans, words, and good coffee. And I’d love to help you beat what’s holding you back, become all you’re created to be, and kick butt for the greater good.

Cheering you on,


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