Joni & Friends Devotional

Joni and Friends Devotional | 13 December 2021

Joni and Friends Devotional | 13 December 2021

Joni and Friends Devotional | 13 December 2021


Joni and Friends Daily Devotional 13th December 2021 Monday Message

Topic: God’s Omiages

Scripture: “When he ascended on high, he led captives in his train and gave gifts to men.”- Ephesians 4:8


Some gifts you give because it’s expected. Other gifts are spur-of-the-moment surprises. Such are the gifts Ken enjoys presenting to me. He calls them omiages. In Japanese, it means “a little gift that you are not required to give, as for a special occasion.”

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When I’m on a trip, I have fun picking out omiages for my husband. Once it was a tie from Ohio, another time it was a T-shirt from New York City. When I came home from Texas, I presented him with a jar of chili sauce. Little, unexpected gifts. Ken is always so pleased because he knows that an omiage doesn’t have to be given. That makes it all the more special.

Joni and Friends Devotional | 13 December 2021

That’s the way Jesus is with us. He’s not obligated to give us gifts. He’s not required to shower us with blessings. He owes this utterly rebellious planet absolutely nothing, and that’s why his gifts are all the more special.

“He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?” (Romans 8:32).

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Thank God for his omiages the next time you are blessed by the sound of pattering rain on the window. Or a ray of sunshine on your kitchen floor. The smell of pine on a cold December day. The clattering of horses’ hooves on cobblestones. The cooing of pigeons in the park.

Joni and Friends Devotional | 13 December 2021

God gives gifts simply because he wants to. To top it off, they are generous gifts, not little omiages but big ones. What gift has God given you today? Praise him for his blessings, small and great.

Lord and Giver of Life, thank you for being so generous. Today I will count my blessings and be mindful to turn to you often and say, “Thank you!”

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Joni & Friends Ministries Founded by Joni Eareckson Tada in 1979, Joni and Friends are dedicated to reaching out to families living with disabilities all around the globe with gospel-adorned hope. We extend gospel-centered care through Community Support, Respite, Retreats and Getaways, and Crisis Response. And we connect families with Christ-honoring, disability-friendly churches where they find a place belong.

Joni and Friends Devotional | 13 December 2021


Accept Jesus Christ today and secure a life of eternal rest and Glory …

Say this 1 Minute Prayer

Lord Jesus, I believe you died for my sins, Forgive me of all my iniquities. I accept you as my Lord and Saviour from today and forevermore. Come and Be the Lord of my life and I am willing to obey your command and live according to your will as you help me, Thank you for accepting me into your fold. AMEN

JOHN 3: 3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God

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