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God's Good Gifts

Britt Warner Shares About God's Good Gifts

This week at San Marcos High, Britt Warner (our new FCA Admin Staff) shared a bit of what God has been teaching her in this last year of life.

Out of the book of Luke chapter 11, Britt shared Jesus's teaching on prayer and the story of the friend who asked for bread and "because of the man's boldness" received as much as he needed.  Jesus told his disciples in this passage:

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."

Jesus went on to say, "If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!"

Brittany shared about the trials she and her husband, Ryan, went through a little over a year ago when they quit their jobs to move to Ethiopia when trial after trial hit: her grandfather passed away, two weeks later Ryan was in a head-on collision with a truck and in the hospital for a month, then a water pipe burst in their home leaving it flooded, two friends were diagnosed with cancer, and Britt's hometown pastor passed away suddenly - all within two short months.

Britt went on to tell about the gift of being able to run the Santa Barbara International Veterans Memorial Half Marathon and the nearness she felt with the Lord during that time.  In a season where most would feel broken and without hope God gave her so many good gifts: of power, strength, courage, and perseverance in the form of a simple little running race.

The students were challenged to share with one another about gifts they've seen God provide for them as well as to think about what things they want to boldly come to God for: asking, seeking, and knocking, knowing that God gives the best gifts of all!




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