by Joel Osteen
" 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
(John 3:16, NIV).
Have you ever thought about how your love affects your giving? Iíve heard it said that you can give without loving, but you canít love without giving. Love prompts us to give of ourselves, our time, abilities and resources. The Bible tells us that God is love, and the world will know we are His followers by our loveóand our giving shows 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, abundant life through Jesus. If youíve never received this gift, I invite you to open your heart and pray this simple prayer: ďLord 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.Ē Then, go out and share the gift of love with someone else because itís the only gift that will last in eternity!
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 Jesusí Name. Amen.
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