It’s usually around Christmas when we think about giving and receiving gifts. Have you ever refused one? Receiving is the act of taking delivery of something. It requires action on our part. There are several delivery drivers who drop off packages at my door. Just because they’re sitting on my porch and are available to me, it doesn’t mean I have received them. I receive them when I open the door, pick them up and bring them inside. The concept of receiving something isn’t foreign to us. In Christendom, receiving works the same way, vat for some reason we don’t think of it as an act. I believe we are missing out on several things God offers us because God has set them at our door, but we haven’t done the act of receiving them.
Here are some Bible verses on receiving things from God.
1. So the promise is received by faith. It is given as a free gift. And we are all certain to receive it, whether or not we live according to the law of Moses, if we have faith like Abraham’s. For Abraham is the father of all who believe.
Romans 4:16 NLT
2. Learn this well: unless you receive the revelation of the kingdom the same way a little child receives it, you will never be able to enter in.
Luke 18:17 TPT
3. For those who receive that rest which God promised will rest from their own work, just as God rested from his.
Hebrews 4:10 GNT
4. Then he took a deep breath and breathed into them. “Receive the Holy Spirit,” he said. “If you forgive someone’s sins, they’re gone for good. If you don’t forgive sins, what are you going to do with them?”
John 20:22-23 MSG
5. So get rid of all uncleanness and all that remains of wickedness, and with a humble spirit receive the word [of God] which is implanted [actually rooted in your heart], which is able to save your souls.
James 1:21 AMP
There are many other things the Bible says we are to receive. Open the door of your heart today and let God know you receive all He has for you.
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2 responses to “The Act Of Receiving”
Sometimes it seems as if giving to others can be easier than receiving, especially when it comes to grace and mercy.
True. I recently told a friend of mine that receiving is as much an act of obedience as Giving is.