The Perfect Gift

Someone has said that there are only two types of people in the world: GIVERS and TAKERS. Which type are you? While we are told in the Scripture,

Acts 20:35

“…It is more blessed to give than to receive.”

…do we smile more at the reception of a gift or when we can give something to someone else?

But for us Christian one of the best gifts can we give to someone, and to ourselves is a dress because we can give Glory to God, and we can have modesty and holiness for that.

If you are looking for a perfect gift for this season look for a perfect dress that can benefit the body and your faith!

This thing called, “thanks GIVING” cannot be passive, any more than love can be passive! Action must take place so that the recipient KNOWS that you LOVE them. No, “thanks GIVING” is an ACTION word.

How would we ever know how much God loved us if He had not given His Son?

John 3:16

"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 life.?”

GIVING shows what is really going on in your HEART. For us Christian, we don’t just give we put our hearts on it along with our faith in God that the receivers can feel how much we love them, and care for them You can say you love something but until you put your time, your talents, and your treasure there, no one is ever really quite sure. The arena of giving is the only place where exactly what’s going on in your heart is revealed.

GIVING eradicates FEAR. When you give, you defy the fear that you won’t have enough. If you really believe God owns it all and that he is your source and provider, giving will be a simple matter. Contrariwise, if you believe that what you have is yours and you’re unsure whether God had anything to do with getting it to you, you will hold on to your money for dear life.

GIVING removes us from the SEAT OF THE CONSUMER and places us onto the STAGE OF THE SERVANT.

Luke 10:25-37

25 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. "Teacher," he asked, "what must I do to inherit eternal life?"

26 "What is written in the Law?" he replied. "How do you read it?"

27 He answered: "’ Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ’Love your neighbor as yourself.’"

28 "You have answered correctly," Jesus replied. "Do this and you will live."

29 But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?"

30 In reply Jesus said: "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead.

31 A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side.

32 So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.

33 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him.

34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, took him to an inn, and took care of him.

35 The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper. ’Look after him,’ he said, ’and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’

36 "Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?"

37 The expert in the law replied, "The one who had mercy on him." Jesus told him, "Go and do likewise."

The Perfect Gift – Give good dress to someone their clothes stripped by this world through worldly desire, and worldly fashion, and beat their soul by unholy morals of this world, and left their relationship’s to God almost dead!

Three philosophies are displayed here in the actions of the characters in this parable:

The robbers: What’s yours is mine and I’ll take it!

(Verse 30)

The priest and the Levite: What’s mine is mine and I’ll keep it!

(Verses 31-32)

The Samaritan: What’s mine is yours and I’ll give it!

(Verses 33-35) The two silver coins the Samaritan gave the innkeeper was the equivalent of two months' room and board!

Do you POSSESS money or are you POSSESSED BY money? Are you a Giver or a Taker?

Matthew 6:21

21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Your heart will follow the direction of your giving. According to Jesus, giving keeps your heart in motion toward God and away from material things.

We are never more like God than when we give!

Are you thankful for what God has given to you? Do you deserve any of it? Isn’t it true that…

James 1:17

17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

This being true, why do we hold back our “thanks GIVING”? Am I giving the best I can give? Am I honestly giving God His part? Have you found the grace of thanks GIVING?

 

 

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