A reminder for today
"For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
Giving more of you – in life it is easy to give depending on what we need to give. It is easy to help with food when you have it in abundance or at least enough to give some away. It is easy to take out a little money and give that, well if it is someone we care for we will give more freely. But what is not so easy is giving of yourself. In this area we have become expectant givers. We give a little of ourselves, but we expect something in return. For example: your spouse asks you to rub his or her feet and you will do it but you will expect the same from the other person. You will give of your time but not when you favourite sports team is playing or you will spend time with them but you expect them to fulfil your needs.
The hardest thing to do is to give without expectation. To love so that you will do anything for someone without wanting anything in return. When God gave His Son, He did not say that now all must repent or die. He gave His Son for each and every person, but still leaving you with the choice of excepting and following Him. God did not force us, but it is our love for Him and our respect for who He is that we follow Him freely and in return glorify His name with all that we are.
When you love, you should do the same. You should give without expectation for when the other person loves you equally, they will give back out of love and not out of fear. When you can give like this you have reached a level of Godly love for this is how God loves. The fun part is, we should love other in same way. We should give without expectation and people with God’s love will return the favour with also no expectation. Imagine a world where we all can love like that.
My dear friend, that world is not so far away.
So today I pray that you will give from your heart more of yourself and that you will not expect anything in return. I pray that your gestures of love and affection will be returned tenfold and that love will flourish.
In Jesus name.
Have and awesome day dear friend of Jesus