A Christmas Gift for Jesus

“When Simon Peter realized what had happened, he fell to his knees before Jesus and said, 'Oh, Lord, please leave me—I’m such a sinful man.'”  Luke‬ ‭5:8‬ ‭

Do you ever feel like Simon Peter in this passage of Scripture?

Feeling unworthy to be in God's presence, let alone have the gift of God's salvation, is what prompts us to continually strive to earn it.  But, we can't.  There's no way we can ever earn it.  We feel unworthy because we are unworthy.  That's why the woman broke the alabaster jar with expensive perfume and poured it on Jesus' head (Mark 14:3). 

She was grateful, so she gave Jesus a gift.  Gifts aren't meant to be paid back.  That's what makes them gifts.  But, I'm always grateful for gifts. 

Aren't you?

Are you grateful for God's gift of salvation?  If so, why don't you give Him a gift this Christmas?  I know just the thing.  How about giving him you?  Not just a part of you, but all of you.  The best you.  A disciplined and obedient you.  A loving, serving, generous you.

After all, He did make you.  He gave you life.  He formed you in your mother's womb (Isaiah 49:5).  Not only that, but He gave you His life, too.  He gave it freely on a cross, along with the choice to live with Him or without Him.  Think about every word you just read.  Really think about it.

In Matthew 7:21, Jesus tells us, "Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter."

Are you holding any area of your life exclusively for yourself today?  Why don't you give it all to Jesus?

I can't think of anything He'd rather have for His birthday.

Goodnight, Runners.


Anonymous said…
I am extremely impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your blog.
Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself?
Anyway keep up the nice quality writing, it's rare
to see a great blog like this one nowadays.
Anonymous said…
This is my first time pay a visit at here and i am really pleassant
to read everthing at one place.
Anonymous said…
Touche. Sound arguments. Keep up the amazing effort.
Anonymous said…
I am regular visitor, how are you everybody? This piece of writing posted at this web page is truly nice.
Anonymous said…
I constantly spent my half an hour to read this blog's posts daily along with a cup of coffee.
Anonymous said…
I got this site from my buddy who told me on the topic of this web page and now
this time I am browsing this site and reading very informative
articles here.
Anonymous said…
I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was
great. I do not know who you are but certainly you're going to a famous blogger if you are not already ;) Cheers!
Anonymous said…
I'm now not sure where you are getting your information, but
great topic. I must spend some time studying much more or figuring out more.
Thank you for excellent information I was in search of this
information for my mission.
Anonymous said…
I am really impressed with your writing skills as smartly as
with the structure for your blog. Is this a paid subject
or did you modify it yourself? Either way stay up the excellent high quality writing, it is rare to look a nice
weblog like this one today..
Anonymous said…
Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wished to say
that I've truly enjoyed browsing your blog posts.
After all I'll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write
again soon!
Anonymous said…
I couldn't resist commenting. Very well written!
Anonymous said…
I’m not that much of a internet reader to be honest but your blogs really
nice, keep it up! I'll go ahead and bookmark your website to come back
down the road. Many thanks
Anonymous said…
Everyone loves it when folks get together and share ideas.
Great site, stick with it!
Anonymous said…
Wow, marvelous blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?
you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your
site is wonderful, as well as the content!
Anonymous said…
Sustain the incredible work !! Lovin' it!
Anonymous said…
It's not my first time to pay a quick visit this web site,
i am browsing this site dailly and take good data from here all
the time.
Anonymous said…
My partner and I stumbled over here from a different web page and thought
I may as well check things out. I like what I see so now i'm following you.
Look forward to looking over your web page for a second time.
Anonymous said…
Everything is very open with a really clear description of the challenges.
It was truly informative. Your site is extremely helpful.

Thanks for sharing!
Anonymous said…
Awesome web page you've there.
Anonymous said…
Hello, always i used to check weblog posts here in the early hours in the break of day, because i love to learn more and more.
Anonymous said…
Hi, just wanted to say, I enjoyed this article.
It was helpful. Keep on posting!
Anonymous said…
After checking out a few of the blog posts on your web site,
I really appreciate your way of writing a blog. I bookmarked it to my
bookmark site list and will be checking back
soon. Take a look at my web site as well and tell me your opinion.
Anonymous said…
Thanks very nice blog!
Anonymous said…
I will right away snatch your rss as I can not find your e-mail subscription hyperlink or newsletter service.
Do you have any? Please permit me know so that I could subscribe.
Anonymous said…
Hello there, just became alert to your blog through Google, and found that it
is truly informative. I'm gonna watch out for brussels.
I'll be grateful if you continue this in future.
A lot of people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!
Anonymous said…
I think this internet site holds some real fantastic information for everyone
Anonymous said…
This is really interesting, You're an overly skilled blogger.

I have joined your feed and look ahead to searching for extra of your great post.
Additionally, I've shared your site in my social networks
Anonymous said…
Hey very nice blog!
Anonymous said…
Thanks on your marvelous posting! I truly enjoyed reading it, you will be a great author.

I will be sure to bookmark your blog and may come back
in the future. I want to encourage you to continue your great writing, have a
nice day!
Anonymous said…
Lovely just what I was searching for. Thanks
to the author for taking his clock time on this one.
Anonymous said…
Useful information. Fortunate me I found your site by
accident, and I'm shocked why this accident didn't happened earlier!
I bookmarked it.
Anonymous said…
Awesome Web site, Maintain the excellent work. Thanks.
Anonymous said…
Hi there, always i used to check web site posts
here in the early hours in the daylight, as i love to gain knowledge of more and more.
Anonymous said…
I am truly glad to glance at this webpage posts which carries plenty of helpful facts, thanks for providing such data.
Anonymous said…
Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog
and wished to say that I have truly enjoyed surfing around your blog
posts. In any case I will be subscribing to your rss
feed and I hope you write again very soon!
Anonymous said…
Love the website-- very user pleasant and lots to see!
Anonymous said…
I could not refrain from commenting. Well written!
Anonymous said…
Heya i'm for the first time here. I found this board and I find It really useful & it
helped me out much. I hope to give something back and
help others like you helped me.
Anonymous said…
Many thanks for sharing this amazing internet site.
Anonymous said…
Excellent site you have got here.. It's difficult to find
quality writing like yours these days. I honestly
appreciate individuals like you! Take care!!
Anonymous said…
whoah this blog is wonderful i like reading your posts.
Keep up the great work! You recognize, a lot of individuals
are searching round for this info, you can aid them greatly.
Anonymous said…
Wow, gorgeous site. Thnx ...
Anonymous said…
Thankfulness to my father who told me regarding this weblog, this
weblog is in fact remarkable.
Anonymous said…
This is really attention-grabbing, You're an overly skilled
blogger. I have joined your rss feed and look forward to
in search of more of your fantastic post. Additionally, I have shared your website in my social networks
Anonymous said…
Incredible points. Great arguments. Keep up the great work.
Anonymous said…
This is really interesting, You are an overly professional blogger.
I've joined your rss feed and stay up for seeking extra of your magnificent post.
Also, I have shared your website in my social networks
Anonymous said…
May I simply say what a comfort to discover someone that
actually understands what they are talking about on the web.
You certainly realize how to bring an issue to light and make it important.
More people need to check this out and understand this side of your story.

It's surprising you're not more popular since you
definitely possess the gift.
Anonymous said…
Very great post. I simply stumbled upon your weblog and wished
to say that I've really loved surfing around your
weblog posts. In any case I will be subscribing on your feed
and I'm hoping you write again soon!
Anonymous said…
Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you penning
this post and also the rest of the website is extremely good.

Popular Posts