James 1:17 THE MESSAGE Every desirable and beneficial gift comes out of heaven. The gifts are rivers of light cascading down from the Father of Light. There is nothing deceitful in God, nothing two-faced, nothing fickle.
Every time I read this verse I remember a service somewhere around 1990 with Rinhart Bunkie. It was in our newly, partially finished building on Airline Drive. I was quite depressed facing bankruptcy or foreclosure or both. Brother Bunkie kept crying out, “The Lord is at high noon. There is no shadow of turning with Him. He is always ready to move on behalf of God’s people”. There is no way to explain what happened to me that day except for this, suddenly things that seemed impossible to me before no longer seemed impossible. As a matter of fact it felt like they were already done. Nothing changed in my circumstances but I knew the Lord had me and things were going to happen, I knew provision was inevitable. God is at high noon and He is always ready. He is looking for vessels to flow through. He is like a river of cascading light pouring down blessing on whosoever will. Here is an awesome thought on this verse from Adam Clarke.
“The sun, the fountain of light to the whole of our system, may be obscured by clouds; or the different bodies which revolve round him, and particularly the earth, may from time to time suffer a diminution of his light by the intervention of other bodies eclipsing his splendor; and his apparent tropical variation, shadow of turning; when, for instance, in our winter, he has declined to the southern tropic, the tropic of Capricorn, so that our days are greatly shortened, and we suffer in consequence a great diminution both of light and heat. But there is nothing of this kind with God; he is never affected by the changes and chances to which mortal things are exposed. He occupies no one place in the universe; he fills the heavens and the earth, is everywhere present, sees all, pervades all, and shines upon all; dispenses his blessings equally to the universe; hates nothing that he has made; is loving to every man; and his tender mercies are over all his works: therefore he is not affected with evil, nor does he tempt, or influence to sin, any man.”
The sun is relentless, it never stops pouring out its blessing. So is our God. He is pouring out His gifts today. Open up your life wide and begin to receive.