7.2.15 Do you like gifts?
I don't know too many people who don't like gifts. You know when Christmas comes around, you love getting gifts. Remember when you were a small child and you couldn't wait until Christmas so you could get up and open the presents. What about your birthday, besides the cake and ice-cream a lot of people love getting gifts. Well you can accept a free gift that God has offered to you, all you have to do is accept the gift. Let's see what the Bible says about God's gift to us:
The greatest gift God gave to you was Himself, the greatest gift you can give God is yourself. Our God is full of compassion and He loves to give, God is thinking about you continuously all day and night, He is constantly giving to you, every breath you take is a gift from God. The most precious thing a person can own is a Bible. It gives the knowledge of God, it makes the poor man rich, it gives hope to the hopeless, faith to the fearful, food to the hungry, water to the thirsty, love to the despised, comfort to the lonely, freedom to the prisoner, health to the sick, light in the darkness, and life to the dying. The giver always gets blessed more than the receiver. The first blessing is the joy of the Lord.
One of the best gifts God has given you is the privilege to give, take advantage of it and enjoy the blessings, and the presence of God upon you, and in you. “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.” (Matthew 1:23)
Remember the greatest present from God is that He provided a way for us to dwell in His presence, now and forever. You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore. (Psalms 16:11)
God loved you so much that He sent His own Son, Jesus, to pay that penalty for you. Jesus left the amazing wonders of Heaven, and permitted Himself to be born as a helpless child in a manger. He was blameless, spotless, and pure. That’s why He was the only one qualified to stand in our place, and pay the debt of sin that we owed.
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
For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23
God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. Romans 10:9-10
So will you accept God's free gift? God is waiting for you with open arms. Do you know where you will go when you die? If your not for sure then please accept the gift because we're not promised tomorrow.
God if there's 1 person reading this that hasn't accepted your free gift let today be the day. I want to pray that if they don't have someone to talk to about accepting this gift then they can ask me and I'll be glad to talk them about your gift. Lord please watch over my facebook family and friends and know that I love you. I ask these things in Jesus Name Amen.