For God So Loved That He Gave
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Giving and receiving the gift
of love is so desirable amongst us all!
May the Lord bless the readers and the doers of His word.
Much Love to all of you-in Jesus' Name!!
"…"For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life"
(John 3:16, NIV)
TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria
Have you ever thought about how your love affects your giving? I've heard it said that you can give without loving, but you can't love without giving. Love prompts us to give of ourselves—our time, abilities, and resources. Think about the fact that God is love. The scripture tells us that the world will know we are His followers by our love.
During this Christmas holiday, the season of giving, remember to take time to focus on the greatest gift of all, the gift of eternal life through Jesus. If you've never received this gift, I invite you to open your heart and pray this simple prayer: "Lord Jesus, I come to You today, giving You all that I am. I repent of my sins and confess that I need You. I believe You died and rose for me. Be my Lord and Savior and make me new today. I receive Your love and Your gift of eternal life."
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
"Father in heaven, thank You for loving me and setting me free. I choose to serve You with my whole heart all the days of my life. Help me love others the way You love me. Give me opportunities to be a blessing everywhere I go. In Jesus' Name. Amen."