We take so much for granted – our lives, loved ones, talents we have. But have you ever stopped to seriously ponder where all the good in your life actually originates? Most often we assume it’s from our own efforts and take full credit for it, but what if our thinking was totally backwards? In this video, we see what the Bible says about the true source of every blessing we receive. See the life changing difference between believing we’re entitled to the good we have versus understanding it all as an undeserved gift from God.



[James 1:17-18 ]

17 Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow. 18 He chose to give birth to us by giving us his true word. And we, out of all creation, became his prized possession.


  1. No One is Self-Made


[Matthew 7:11]

9 “You parents—if your children ask for a loaf of bread, do you give them a stone instead? 10 Or if they ask for a fish, do you give them a snake? Of course not! 11 So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him.


2. God is the Giver of All Things (we have stuff on loan)


[Psalm 24:1]

“The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him.”


[Hebrews 3:4]

“For every house has a builder, but the one who built everything is God.”


[Haggai 2:8]

“The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.”


[Psalm 50:10-12]

“For all the animals of the forest are mine, and I own the cattle on a thousand hills. I know every bird on the mountains, and all the animals of the field are mine. If I were hungry, I would not tell you, for all the world is mine and everything in it.”


[1 Timothy 6:17 ]

Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment.


3. Gratitude is the Recognition of God’s Provision


[Philippians 4:19]

And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.


[Romans 8:28]

And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.


Application Questions

  1. What stood out to you from this message and why?
  2. What is one thing God is telling you to START doing because of this message?
  3. What is one thing God is telling you to STOP doing because of this message?
  4. How will this message change how you act at home, at work, and in your relationships?