Why wait for a gift you may not receive? Give yourself the greatest gift.
It’s a wonderful time of the year.
People are celebrating the 2014-year and getting ready to enjoy great fellowship with family and friends during this holiday season.
Around this time of the year many people are buying their last few gift items for the holidays. I greatly delight in the holiday spirit, but I’m not a fan of getting lost in crowds of shoppers and standing in long lines to find that perfect gift. On the other hand, my wife enjoys every bit of the shopping festivities. She absolutely loves it. I believe she loves it so much because of the experience and her ability to give to someone else.
Many times we do a great job taking care of others needs and wants that we end up forgetting to take care of ourselves.
The Greatest Gift
In Acts 20:35 the LORD said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” You are probably wondering what is the greatest gift.
“The greatest gift is LOVE!"
You should give yourself the gift of love because of 3 reasons:
1. “The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.” - 1 John 4:8
2. “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear.” - 1 John 4:18
3. “Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away.” - 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8
The greatest gift you can give yourself is the gift of love because it is a gift that keeps on giving.