We are in the season of giving, a season where we received the biggest gift that God could ever have given us, the gift of His Son Jesus Christ.
Giving means to freely transfer the possession of something to someone else. Once we understand the principle behind giving we will freely give without looking at what was given. We will understand that giving comes from the heart, and it is not something that can be forced upon us. “Christ offered himself to God as a perfect sacrifice for our sins” Herbrews (9:14, NLT). Jesus is God’s Perfect Gift to us, this gift comes from God’s heart. Jesus became the Saviour of the world because of God’s LOVE.
When we look at the condition of the world we see pain and hopelessness. The Father gave us joy, peace, healing and hope through Jesus Christ for a better future. And this gift was unconditional love, unending hope and eternal life to those who believe in Him. The gift of Jesus Christ can never be compared to anything that we can ever give, it is too big and too powerful.
We will never be able to out give God. This season is not about us receiving, but it is about us giving to the poor and needy. God has given us the opportunity to be a blessing to someone. Scripture makes it clear that when your heart is set on blessing others, God will bless you in the process. “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” The word of God says in Proverbs 28:27 “Whoever gives to the poor will lack nothing, but those who close their eyes to poverty will be cursed.”
We do not give to receive, but we give to be a blessing to someone and to show the Love of Jesus Christ, and in this process God will bless us. Let us share the gift of Jesus Christ to the world.
Prayer: Lord, help us to always sow seeds of love, seeds of hope and seeds of healing and blessings into other people’s lives in Jesus name Amen.