Happy Tuesday Saints.
If you are planning to give anyone a gift this Christmas, it’s important that you prepare your heart in order to make your gifting a real blessing to others.
The Apostle Paul wrote in 1Corinthians 13:3 that “IF I GAVE AWAY ALL THAT I OWNED AND LET MYSELF BE BURNED ALIVE… I WOULD GAIN NOTHING, UNLESS I HAD LOVED OTHERS.”
LOVE is what makes our giving meaningful and truly special. Genuine love ensures that what we are giving is from the heart.
You could give EVERYTHING you own away so that you can feed the poor, but if you don’t love them, your giving will be worthless to God.
Generosity that is motivated by a sincere love for others, blesses the Lord.
If we give to be seen by others or to be recognized and praised, Jesus said in Matthew 6:1-2 that that recognition from man is all we are going to get; but from God, we’ll get nothing!
Do you love those that you are serving and giving to? Do you care about their wellbeing?
LOVE can help prepare your heart and purify your giving so that your generosity is truly a blessing to the Lord and to those that you are giving to.
Don’t let the traffic on the roads, the cues at the shops or the tension at the shopping malls stress your heart and rob you of the joy of giving. Go with LOVE, shop with LOVE, and then give with LOVE. The right heart makes whatever you’re giving an even greater gift.
Have a great day Saints. God bless and lots’a love,