sometimes “simple” is simply the best
L. Chancy Gore, bishop & hope dealer,
the refuge church of the lake cities
Christmastime is here again! I love this wonderful season. Of course, I endeavor to celebrate, in my heart, Jesus Christ every day and all year long. Christmastime naturally tends to direct our thinking towards giving. God is a giver. He is the greatest giver! When we give, we are being like Him.
It is unlikely that the “three wise men” in the gospels that came seeking the new born king arrived at the same time as the shepherds did to find Jesus in the manger. However, we do know that they worshipped Jesus together and gave him gifts.
And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh
What can we give the One who already has it all? What could we give the One who already owns it all? What could we possibly give to God that He really needs?
Perhaps, the question should really be about, “What is there that God wants from me?” The answer is simple. It is you He wants. It is me He wants. It is us that God wants. When He truly has us, everything else in our lives should follow accordingly.
We should give to Jesus these things that none other can give to Him for us.
1. Our Hearts & Lives
2. Our Time
3. Our Treasures
Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. 39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
We can give to him what no angel and nobody else can give Him. We can simply give him our hearts and lives. When God truly has our hearts, then we will find it a joy to give Him “our” time, our talents as well as our treasures.
Give Him your heart.
Give Him your life.
Give Him your all.
It all belongs to Him anyhow!
That’s as simple as it gets. Sometimes “simple” is simply the best.