Updated: Jul 28, 2020
Tis the Christmas season and I haven’t the foggiest idea what I'm going to get/do for my family to show them how much I love and miss them. What do they WANT? What is it that will show them how much I care? Then I started thinking, what would I give to Jesus if He was on my shopping list?
What does HE WANT this year?
I actually went looking for his list and found it. I stood back slightly haunted by the fact that so many Christmas' have passed without me asking my Savior what he wanted from me this year.
Hebrews 11:6 ~FAITH
“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
He wants my FAITH this year. Not just when the skies are blue and the water calm, but when the seas are raging and the wind is tearing at my ship.
“And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O ye of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?” Matthew 14: 31
If I wish to please him, then I must give Him my FAITH. Call out as Peter did, Lord if it be thou, bid me come unto thee. AND THEN GO WHEN HE CALLS.
“So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep. He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
Jesus asked Peter if he loved Him three times. Peter said yes three times. Christ asked for the same proof every time. Love what I love Peter. Feed My Sheep.
What do you give the God who owns everything?
What He ASKED for is a good place to start right?
John 14: 15 “If ye love me, keep my commandments.”
“Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.”
I John 4:10
There it is again. Lovest Thou Me? Feed My Sheep.
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. I John 3:16
Lovest Thou Me? Feed My Sheep.
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. Romans 12:1
Lovest thou me more than these? Feed My Sheep.
Jesus told Peter what love looked like, and I see no reason to believe it has changed in the last 2,000 years. What will you give/do for Him this year?