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Weekday devotionals for Christians

Be a Little Jesus!

1Jn 3:16  Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
1Jn 3:17  But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?

Mat 25:40  And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Lesson #9

The tree must be watered in order to last through the season.

Lesson #10

The tree is decorated by it’s owner and has no choice in what is put on it.

Lesson #11

The Decorator knows what ornament or decorations to use to cover up the “gaps, imperfections, and blemishes” on the tree to make the tree look as if there was nothing wrong with the tree at all!

Lesson #12

The Christmas tree is decorated with lights for others to see when it is dark.

Lesson #13

Gifts are customarily at the foot of the Tree.  You know how it works: Beautifully Wrapped, Wonderful  presents are waiting to be opened (so that they can be pushed aside so the boxes can be played with..ha ha) at the foot of the tree.

Application

We are supposed to live a life of selflessness and we need to be looking for ways to meet the needs of others.  My grandmother always took this opportunity to meet the need of me opening up “under garments” in front of everyone there!  I have always wondered what she was thinking as she was shopping for that particular “need”.

We should be looking for the opportunities to be a “little Jesus” to others.  When was the last time that you looked for a need to fill from someone other than family?  I know of some people who do this, and I know that God blesses them for it!  Are you that type of person?  If not, why don’t you become someone like that?  It is a wonderful and sacrificial life that can only be experienced by meeting the needs of others!  I want to challenge you to do this on a weekly basis.  If a need is presented to you from God and you are able to meet it, then step out on faith and be a “little Jesus”!  Try it, regardless of any possible return or blessing that can come back to you.  Living a life of selflessness is something that we Americans need to do more of…starting with me.  We all should ask God to present a need to us to fulfill.  These needs can vary from giving:

-encouragement,

-a listening ear,

-financial,

-advice,

-time, etc…

Will you be a little Jesus?

 

 

 

January 4, 2012 - Posted by | Devotional | , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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