THE GIFT THAT KEEPS GIVING

December 20, 2008

 

 

 

THE GIFT OF ENCOURAGMENT

 

As we approach Christmas day thoughts of gift giving are on many of our minds.  We all want to find just the “right gift” for each one on our Christmas list.  Something that will be just the right thing, the right fit for our loved ones and friends.  Much thought is given to giving that “perfect gift”. As I pondered this today, I felt The Lord brought to my attention a gift that fits everyone.  This gift is both a blessing to the giver and the receiver.  The affects of this gift on the one receiving it will last far after the excitement of other gifts has long faded because this gift touches both the heart and spirit of the one it is given to.

 

It is the gift of encouragement. Scripture likens encouragement to “apples of gold in a setting of silver” (Prov. 25:11).  Encouragement refreshed the soul and spirit of the receiver, while giving new strength to continue the course set before them. Godly encouragement is a gift that both can set and keep the hearer on the straight path set for them by Jesus, while helping them face the obstacles that will surely come.

 

Sadly, this precious gift is often overlooked.  Let me encourage you to take a second look at that most valuable gift. It comes closest to the “perfect gift” than most other things we can give. It is:

Ø     Very affordable – costs nothing to give!

Ø     Fits everyone

Ø     Strengthens and refreshes the receiver in spirit, heart and soul.

Ø     Reaps blessings for the giver

Ø     Lasts forever.

 

During this Holiday season purpose to be an encourager for family members, friends, those we work with and others Jesus puts in our path.  Be a peddler of “gold apples”!

MAY THE BLESSINGS OF OUR FATHER BE YOURS IN ABUNDANCE DURING THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON AND ALWAYS!

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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PRAYER FOR OUR NATION

December 20, 2008

Change is all around us in our nation.  Things once thought stable are becoming more and more unstable.

The Lord has given all of us a mandate to watch and pray. Venetia will be leading a small group in prayer for our nation on Tuesdays beginnning on January 6,2009.

Please contact Venetia at ecclesiaministries@sbcglobal.net for more details if you are interested in taking a stand for our nation. We will be praying each week but especially on January 20th.

Welcome!

December 18, 2008

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