I was pondering today, the fact that Jesus is the Greatest Gift that can be given to anyone. And He offers himself to all mankind. He will give Himself to any person, from any culture, from any nation, who is open to receiving Him as Their Gift. A gift that is free, which only has to be “received”. Yet a gift that will change a person’s life totally and completely.
I have received Jesus as My Gift, and He has neither been a gift that I tossed aside, nor one that I did not regard as valuable, once I received Him.
In fact, to most of us “Receiver Believers”, He is our most cherished gift ! One we would never give back, or give away, ever!!! Am I right?
…and the fact that He IS The GIFT that KEEPS ON GIVING ?
I have been thinking on the gifts I enjoy, daily, because of Jesus being my Savior, and the Lord of my Life… my Received Gift.
It’s like opening a present, to find another present…opening that one, to find yet another present…opening that one, to find still another, all throughout my life. Amazing! Thrilling! Oh friends, you simply must ponder this…
Here is but just a glimpse of my list, that I have rejoiced in. Perhaps you can add to it, many more gifts, but this will at least get you pondering about what I mean:
- His Love
- His Presence
- His Wisdom
- His Comfort
- His Provision
- His Listening Ear
- His Forgiveness
- His World’s Beauty to Behold
- His Acceptance
- His Family
- His Salvation
- His Healing
- His Life – Eternal Life
- His Discipline
- His Guidance
- His Peace
- His Judgments
- His Protection
- His Word of Truth
- Hope for Tomorrow
- A Eternal Kingdom to Dwell in, not dependent upon my Nation’s Destiny
- Multiplication of What I Give To Him
- Eternal Rewards
- Relatives that died that I’ll see again some day because They Believed in Jesus and await me in heaven
- Knowing God looks after my children and grandchildren when they are grown and go off on their own
- Knowing He is in control when things are out of our control
- Security in an insecure world
- Knowing I belong to Him and He belongs to Me
- His Promises
I know this list could go on and on, for Christ is simply the gift that keeps on giving…
So…Don’t know what to offer someone on your Gift List? Offer them Jesus!
I’m quite serious!!!
Share HIM… give HIM to them… so that they may receive THE GREATEST GIFT in life: CHRIST JESUS!
Yes, a gift must be received, to have it be a blessing. So pray daily that God will prepare the hearts of those “you’ll approach” before you offer them The Gift, of Him. Our prayers going up, that the Spirit may draw them, and your forethought as to how you can present people with This Valuable Gift, will make them more likely “To Receive Jesus” too. Share with them the gifts that are within Jesus, and open their eyes, so they can “imagine” what’s awaiting them within their Own Gift of Him!
Oh that Eyes would SEE, and Ears would HEAR, even amidst all the commercialized hoopla, or depressing news evil brings to this world, the fact that CHRIST, IS INDEED, WITH US… alive and well…giving us everlasting gifts, valuable gifts, gifts that money can’t buy!
HE GAVE HIMSELF… TO BRING YOU ALL THESE GIFTS…THAT ARE FOUND…WITHIN HIM.
He comes again, triumphant, as our King…to Give us a Home Eternal !
ARE YOU REJOICING? (Smile) I SURELY AM!
I HAVE the gift that keeps on giving TO ME! 🙂
His name is Jesus.
And I VALUE HIM…enough to give Him myself, in appreciation.
Do you know what? No one can take THIS GIFT away from me. Hallelujah!!!
I shall Hold Unto Him, and Not Cast Him Aside… for I truly like this Gift that KEEPS ON GIVING to me.
A recommended scripture to read after reading this article is: I JOHN 5:11-15
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