“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God this is your true and proper worship.” Romans 12:1 NIV
Well, it is that time of year again, and you are planning your Christmas list. Remember whose birthday it is. It is Jesus’ birthday that we are celebrating, not yours or mine. So, what are you planning to give Jesus? This is a very hard thing, to give a present to a person who has everything. Psalm 24:1, NIV, tells us, “The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.” Seeing this confirms that Jesus has everything. The only thing we have to give Him is ourself: body, soul and mind. If you want to give Jesus the perfect gift this year, give Him ALL of you, nothing reserved, no thing held back.Then, you can truly say, “Happy Birthday, Jesus.”
Prayer: Lord God, I come to you acknowledging that all I am and have belongs to you. Therefore, I am coming to you with open empty hands offering you, me. This is all I have to give you. Please, accept my gift and use me in your service. May I be a sweet pleasing sound in your ear and a pleasant aroma in your nostrils. It is in Jesus name and for His sake I pray, Amen.
submitted by the Reverend Dr. Dorothy L. Smith