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Encouragement for Today~In today's world of swirling circumstances, we need to be reminded of how much we are loved by God.

Beautifully Wrapped Gift

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Have you ever played that game at Christmas when you get to take a gift from someone else in the circle? One of the many gifts that is being passed around is actually not a gag gift, but a gift of value.

I usually choose the one that is wrapped as though it is worth a million dollars. And yes, you guessed it….I unwrap it to find a roll of Christmas toilet paper. So much for the beautifully wrapped gift!

Sounds a bit like “performance based acceptance” to me.  As a Christian, you “should” be doing this and that, you should be participating in every possible thing you can at the church or ministry to “work for God” to prove how much you love Him.

Most of the time there is a precious heart involved, but not a lot of joy. Sometime a feeling a failure because you are not doing enough, or there is still so much to be done. And yet, your “work” is so beautifully wrapped up for the Father!  God has had me in Hebrews 10 for a reason of late. He is a personal God and knows when we need to be reminded of the truth.

Remember that Jesus Christ was the sacrifice, and we need not make any more to be accepted by God.  The Old Covenant was fulfilled by Christ. He is seated at the right hand of the Father now, interceding for us. When we are surrendered to Christ, and His love is inscribed on our hearts, we naturally are a part of His work….we “get to” be involved.

So if you are sitting in that circle, waiting on that perfectly wrapped gift…..Remember what you see may not really be what is inside. The plain old box with the package bow might be the one with the true gift in it….the real sacrifice.

~Be Encouraged Today~

Tammy

 

 

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Author: sptchmom777

I love Jesus. If I say nothing else, that is enough. But for those curiosity seekers, I am a 56 year old former special education teacher, current part time CCM Radio Announcer who is married to her high school sweetheart. We have been together for 40 years, married 37 of those years! We have raised two sons, who are now married, have jobs and mortgages. We have our furry son, a West Highland Terrier. It wasn't always easy, and I like sharing some insights from those "mommy" and "teaching" years. I also want to encourage people in their daily life. I believe that the Father speaks to us all the time, sometimes I have been too busy to listen. Even during times of trials and troubles, He is ever present. ~Be Encouraged Today~

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