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Every Friday I join a community of bloggers for Five Minute Friday. One word prompt, five minutes. Unedited. The prompt this week is … Receive.

Receive can be defined as getting something whether that be delivered or given. Upon looking in the dictionary, one definition stood out: “to have (something) bestowed, conferred, etc” (

Reading the definition brought one verse to mind:

But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name.” (John 1:12, NASB)

We receive Christ, taking Him as our own, our Savior; but then, we receive even more. He bestows on us the right to become children of God.

We offer our hearts, our lives to Him and He receives us as His own. It is as we receive Him, and are accepted into His family, we can then sing:

“I am found, I am YoursI am loved, I’m made pureI have life, I can breatheI am healed, I am free.”

(Here’s My Heart by Casting Crowns)

So simple. We receive Him and receive even more.



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