Open Handedness Is Where We Find True Happiness


I am a God who gives and gives and gives.  When I died for you on the cross, I held back nothing; I poured out My life like a drink offering.  Because giving is inherent in My nature, I search for people who are able to receive in full measure.  To increase intimacy with Me, the two traits you need the most are receptivity and attentiveness.  Receptivity is opening up your innermost being to be filled with My abundant riches.  Attentiveness is directing your gaze to Me:  searching for Me in all your moments.  It is possible to stay your mind on Me, as the prophet Isaiah wrote.  Through such attentiveness you receive a glorious gift:  My perfect peace. 

"But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you". - Philippians 2:17

"I tell you the truth anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it" - Mark 10:15

"You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trust in You" - Isaiah 26:3

Source: Jesus Calling / by Sarah Young Thomas Nelson Publishing