As we think about giving gifts during Christmas—at the top of our list—are those we love the most. We carefully choose the most meaningful and precious gifts for those who give us significance, enrich our existence and love us. Is there anyone who gives our life more significance than God? If so—what gifts have we chosen for Him?
In humble gratefulness for the grace and mercy He continually showers upon our life, we should carefully consider the gift which would please Him the most. Since He is omnipotent and omniscient, what gift can I give the Creator who already possesses everything in Heaven and earth? The only gift I can give God—which He does not already possess—is my whole heart. He doesn’t need my money, but when I give Him my heart—I want Him to have my money. He doesn’t need my talent, but when I give Him my heart—He multiplies my talent for His glory.
God doesn’t need my time; but when I give Him my heart—I want Him to be part of everything I do.
How do we give God our heart? First, we must become His child by accepting His gift of salvation. Then, we must love Him by following His way. Jesus said: “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” (John 14:15) When we continually give Him our heart, He transforms us and we desire for Him to have our time, talent, resources and money. Jesus said, “give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” (Luke 6:38)
Most people think this verse is just about giving money—however, Jesus didn’t mention money. Giving should begin in our heart. When our heart belongs to Him, we give like He does. Furthermore, giving Him our heart places us directly under the shower of His blessings. The gift of our heart pleases God; it’s the gift which continually gives us more than we ever give away!
From the book, “Essential Faith” Volume 2 available on Amazon by clicking HERE .