Monday, December 24, 2007

The Best Christmas Gift! (the 1st devotion of RhythmPraise)

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

What’s the best Christmas gift you’ve ever gotten?

Was it a pair of drumsticks? A Sony PlayStation 2 or 3? A Nitendo Wii? A brand new DRUM KIT custom made with your name carved on it!!!

What’s the best Christmas gift you’ve ever given?

Was it something you made yourself, or did you save up for a long time to buy it? Was it the “perfect gift” for that person? Was it special because of the thought you put into it? Was it special because of the other person’s joy at receiving it? Or was it special for some other reason?

Well, believe it or not, the best Christmas gift you’ve ever been given wasn’t a toy, or a game, or a drum kit. On the first Christmas morning centuries ago, God gave you a gift that cost more than all the money in the world. He could have gotten off cheaper by wrapping all the stars and the planets and dropping them on your doorstep. He could have economized by sweeping all the gold & silver and diamonds in the world into a big pile in your front yard. But he didn’t. He gave you the most generous gift that’s ever been given: Jesus, his Son.

God showed you two things by sending his Son as his Christmas gift to you:

1. He showed you that he loves you more than you can imagine (1 John 4:9); and

2. He showed that he is a generous, extravagant God. He will spare no cost to save you. He will endure any pain to give you the gift of eternal life.

And what’s the best gift you could give to a God like that? It’s yourself. Your love. Your Thanks. Your worship. Your devotion. Your life. That would be the best Christmas gift you’ve ever given.

REFLECT: Have you received Jesus into your heart? If not, why not accept God’s loving Christmas present and ask Jesus to forgive your sins and be you Savior? You can do that by praying the prayer below.

PRAY: “Father, thank you for sending your Son to be born and to live and to die for my sake. Thank you for the sacrifice on the cross for my sins. Thank you for forgiving all of my sins because of His death. I give myself to you & receive your Son as my Lord & Savior. Take control of my life from now on & make me the kind of person you want me to be, through your Holy Spirit, who now lives in me. In Jesus’ name, Amen”

My friend, if you have prayed that prayer for the 1st time with sincerity in your heart. Rhythm Praise believe you got saved. Get into a Bible-based Church & keep Jesus 1st in your life. & Have a blessed Christmas!!!


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rhythm |ˈriðəm|

1 the rhythm of the music beat, cadence, tempo, time, pulse, throb, swing.
2 poetic features such as rhythm meter, measure, stress, accent, cadence.
3 the rhythm of daily life pattern, flow, tempo.

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