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You Are A Gift! 

DECEMBER 20, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Revelation 4:11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

    It is getting close to Christmas, when many people look forward to opening presents from family and friends. Some have sent out their wish list and hope for certain things. Now stop for a second and ask yourself, how many past presents can you name? Over the years, what ones really brought you happiness or pleasure enough to remember? We look at things often and think, “If I only had that, it would bring me pleasure forever.” However, after we have it for a while, we are much like little children who tire of their new toy and begin looking on for something else.

    Did you realize that the Lord, for His PLEASURE, created us? The Bible says that all things were created for our Lord’s pleasure. When the Lord of all time sat down and thought, “What will bring me the most pleasure,” He thought of you. In addition, being the Lord, He also knew He would never tire of this creation. This creation has caused Him many problems and troubles over the centuries, but also much joy, and most of all, true love. When you read how we were created for God’s pleasure, do not think as some may that we were created as a plaything to bring pleasure for a little while like a toy or gadget. This is not the nature of God. We were created to bring God pleasure forever.

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

    What have you done in the last year to bring God pleasure? Did you lead someone else to Him? Did you remember Him daily? Did you listen to Him as He spoke to you out of His Word regularly? Did you bring Him pleasure? Think hard. OK, now let me help you a bit. He finds pleasure in you just being you. He surely does wants you to witness, read your Bible, and pray. Those things bring about blessings in your life. However, they are not conditions of His love. He loves you and finds pleasure in just you. Just because you’re you, and that alone should make you want to love Him. Moreover, your love for Him brings Him great pleasure. Love God, simply because He first loved you.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  DECEMBER 20, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Zechariah 12-14     /     Psalm 139     /     Proverbs 19-20     /     Revelations 4-5

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
 Jonah           /    Revelation 7-8

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