Expression of God’s Love III
St. John 21:6 KJV And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes.
It doesn’t matter how many times you tell some people how much you love them. If you aren’t acting out the love by giving gifts to them they will find it hard to believe that you love them.
One of the acts of generosity of God is giving of gifts. If you are conversant with the Bible you will know that everything about man the creation of God is love and it’s love based on generous giving.
After He created everything needed by man to survive on earth. He made man in His image and gave him the first gift which is the breath of life. This is the gift that no man has ever existed without. He then presented another wonderful gift which is the Dominion over everything created for man (Gen. 1&2).
Of all the gifts that God had given to man, the greatest of all is the gift of His only Son, Jesus who came to die for our sins. He died so we can be saved. He died so we can get back the Dominion lost through Adam. So we can be a partaker of life everlasting.
As generous as God is, He loves receiving gifts too. Cain and Abel brought their offering to God. One was accepted while the second was rejected because of the motive (Gen. 4:1-7).
The quality of the gift is not in the size or earthly value. It is in the quality of the soul, how pure, sacred and sanctified the soul is. He screens the giver’s heart for the motive behind the giving (Mark 12:41-44).
The greatest gift you can give to God is your soul as the body remains on earth and the spirit returns to God after death. The only thing left will be your soul (Eccl. 12:7). Afterwards He will be happy to receive every gift you give to Him.
You can also make God happy by evangelising. Heaven rejoices when a soul is won (Lk. 15:7-10). You’ll make God proud by winning souls into His Kingdom and helping them to be deeply rooted. Then Heaven will smile at you granting your request speedily (John 15:16).
Muse: As God’s love is expressed through generous giving so He wants you to be generous to Him and to people around you.
Let us pray: Father, help me to express my love for you by winning more souls to you.
#Written by DareSijo