When I was young girl, one of my greatest dreams was to have enough money so I could help the poor. I believed that the most rewarding job would be to help others, especially children, get out of poverty. Well, God made that dream come true in a way that’s far better. I am living that dream today! God has given me a resource more priceless than money—it is Himself!

He made everything and He owns everything. He wants to give His children more than they can keep. He gives us what is impossible to obtain without Him–His eternal life, peace, love, joy, wisdom and power. Because these gifts are from HIM–we can give away as much of them as we want without ever running out! We should be handing these out as fast as we can to make the lives of others better–right? Are we doing this? If not–why not?

We get so weighed down by the cares of the world and pursuing “wood, hay and stubble” that we often leave the precious jewels locked up in our heart and never give them away. We need to release them and possess all the hope the world is searching for. The Bible calls it a “lively” hope: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” (‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭1:3‬)

Is our life overflowing with lively hope?

When people meet us do they see and hear Jesus or do they see someone just like them who is toiling away to collect more perishables? God has given us eternal gifts. As we pass through this day, we have marvelous opportunities! God is so good; and when we allow Him to flow through us, His goodness blesses others. God is the most priceless gift we can give!

From the book, “Essential Faith” Volume 2 available on Amazon by clicking HERE .

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