Be the Gift

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Christ is the greatest gift we could ever receive. He left Heaven to come to earth as a baby and grow up to be our Savior.

God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son so that whoever believes in Him will have eternal life (John 3:16). God is Holy and the only way we can know Him in a relationship is to accept His amazing love demonstrated to us, that while we were stuck in our sinful behaviors, He sacrificed His life on the cross to bring about our forgiveness. It doesn’t stop there. Once we believe Jesus did this for us, we begin a daily habit of reading His word and talking with Him in prayer. Then we will know new blessings and mercies every day. Sounds too good to be true, right? No, it is true and wonderful and when you experience this, you want others to experience it.

THINK ABOUT IT

Paul said to the Romans, “I want very much to see you, so I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you” (Romans 1:11). We have opportunities to strengthen those in our families, our friends, co-workers and fellow Christians. Our focus changes from receiving gifts from others to giving gifts or being blessings to others.

We discover a great Bible principle when we choose to be givers, not takers. “Give and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you” (Luke 6:38). Yes, blessings come back to us so we can keep on giving. We are blessed to bless and keep on blessing.

PRAY ABOUT IT

Father God, teach us to be compassionate as you are compassionate. Help us to be blessings so you will be glorified in our lives. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Published by

Sue Loeffler

Author of more than two hundred articles, devotions and stories, my book, A CLOSER WALK WITH GOD, is a compilation of devotions from my visit to Israel. The Bible came alive to me, and I discovered I was not only walking in the Holy Lands; I was walking closer with God. I have taught Sunday school more than twenty years, mentored young women and volunteered as a hospital chaplain. Today I lead Women's Bible studies in my home, and I write two blogs--A Closer Walk With God-Devotions from a Journey Through the Holy Lands and Tell Me the Story-Building a Relationship with Jesus Through Bible Lessons and Prayer. Visit often and/or subscribe/follow.

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