The Gift

John 3

John 3:28-31 (NIV)

You yourselves can testify that I said, ‘I am not the Messiah but am sent ahead of him.’ The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom’s voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete. He must become greater; I must become less.”The one who comes from above is above all; the one who is from the earth belongs to the earth, and speaks as one from the earth. The one who comes from heaven is above all.

The gift that we were given……..Jesus.  He is our gift from God.  He shows us our path that we need to walk.  He shows us how we should love.  He shows us how to give grace and show mercy.  He shows us that we can come to Him in times of crisis and in times of joy. He shows us that He will carry us through the trials  and He will walk next to us in every day cares. When times are dark, He will bring light to them.  Never our minds should worry when we trust in Him.  When we are lonely, He will fill our space and be our companion.

“That JOY is mine, and it is now complete.  He must become greater; I must become less.”

Lord, I praise You for showing me the way to live.  I praise You for given me more than I deserve. I praise You for loving me even when I feel unlovable.  I’m grateful that the only thing you require from me is to love you and love others. Your expectations are great but the expectations of this world can be burdensome and greater.  I pray Lord that You will continue to remind me that meeting Your expectations are all that I need to do. I thank You for being my perfect example. Lord, please help me be quiet when I need to be and be brave and bold, speaking with love, when needed. I am joyful at all times because I have you beside me.

Rhonda

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