Finding The Right Gift

I wish I could find the one present that would sum up my appreciation.

Exodus 25:1-40

Reference: ““Tell the Israelites to bring me an offering. You are to receive the offering for me from everyone whose heart prompts them to give.” Exodus‬ ‭25:2‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Explore: It’s coming up to my best friend’s birthday and I can’t think what to get her. Buying gifts is certainly not my main love language, but I would still like to get her something special.

She has been so supportive of me, particularly over the last few years which have been a real rollercoaster ride. She’s the type of person who would go out of her way to help me and I wish I could find the one present that would sum up my appreciation.

I’m really happy to spend a significant amount of money on her. When you find a best friend as good as this one you do whatever it takes to show them how much you love them.

Application: As I reflect on how great my best friend is I can’t help but realise how much greater God is to me. My friend is amazing but nothing can compare to the love God has given for all of us.

If you had to buy God a birthday present, what would it be? What do you give the one who has everything?!

God doesn’t ask for one significant gift every year. I find our commitment to faith inspires us to give a little to God every single day.

When we give a little time, a little of our finances, a little generosity to others it all amounts to a large appreciation to our God. Let’s face it, there’s never anything we could give God that would repay His generosity to us. But all He asks for is that we give ourselves to Him in all we do.

Prayer: Lord, You have given us so much. There’s nothing we could do to repay You. May You accept our small offerings and recognise our hearts of appreciation. Amen.

What gift could you give God today?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.