For God so loved the world that He gave His only son Jesus to reconcile the world back to God. We know the love of God by observing all that He has given to us. He has given us life, rain, food, oxygen to breath, shelter, clothing and love to enjoy. There is no end to the list of all that God has given us His children. There is no end to the love of God for us. The awesome things God has given us are far beyond any monetary value and we enjoy them in abundance. If God was a businessman, He would begin by selling oxygen. But because He is a loving father, the things we need the most for survival He has given us in abundance. Love always gives. It is possible to give without loving but it’s impossible to love without giving.
Loving God means you find ways to give to God. Your time, your talent, your money and your strength are all prime examples of the things you can give to the Lord as you grow in the love of the Lord. A close observation of your expenditure reveals what you love. If you claim to love technology yet have spent nothing on it in the past five years means you don’t know what you love. Tech geeks spend top dollars on new gadgets every few months. If you claim to love the Lord but don’t tithe or bring serious offerings, you don’t know what you love. Grow in your relationship with Jesus by deliberately stepping up your giving in the diverse areas of giving.
SCRIPTURE READING: John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
DEVOTION PRAYER: Dear Jesus, your word teaches me of your cheerful heart that is ever giving towards us. May I walk in Your footsteps at all times, amen.