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Wednesday, December 17, 2014


"Priceless Gifts"

“I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35

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I don't know why Christmas comes at a time of year when all the stores are packed, but it does!  People are out rushing here and there, pushing and shoving.  Everyone seems a bit frazzled, all the while trying to keep up that "Christmas spirit."  I sometimes wonder if an alien were to land his flying saucer out in the parking lot of Turtle Creek Mall, would he know what all the fuss was about?  I wonder if everyone in the mall really knows what the fuss is all about.

Perhaps you are a bit strained with the shopping as I am, or maybe you are a bit perplexed about what to get everyone for Christmas.  Maybe your funds are a bit low this year.  Here are a few gift ideas that may help put everything into perspective.  Some gifts you can give this Christmas are beyond monetary value:

* Mend a quarrel.

* Tell someone, "I love you."

* Give something away--anonymously.

* Forgive someone who has treated you wrongfully.

* Turn away wrath with a soft answer.

* Visit someone in a nursing home.

* Apologize if you were wrong.

* Be especially kind to someone with whom you work.

Try giving as God gave to you in Christ:  without obligation, or announcement, or reservation, or hypocrisy. This Christmas, remember what it is all about! Have a merry CHRISTmas!

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Previous devotions

"Authority" - December 10, 2014
"A Prayer of Thanksgiving" - November 19, 2014
"Thoughts on Revival" - November 12, 2014
"Your American Duty" - October 29, 2014
"A Winner" - October 22, 2014
"Passions and Priorities" - October 15, 2014
"Looking for Gold" - October 8, 2014
"The Grass Grows on Your Path" - October 1, 2014
"A Little Hypocrisy" - September 24, 2014
"Keep Singing" - September 17, 2014
"Out of the Darkness" - September 10, 2014
"Treasured Trials" - September 3, 2014
"Smooth Stones" - August 27, 2014
"Call the Foreman" - August 20, 2014
"Holding Each Other Up" - August 13, 2014
"The Glow of the Gospel" - July 9, 2014
"Liberty's Nails of Truth" - July 2, 2014
"A Burden for Today's Youth" - June 18, 2014
"In Himself, Nothing" - June 4, 2014
"Go Ahead and Laugh" - May 21, 2014
"The 8 Watt Pioneer" - May 7, 2014
"The Triumph of the Lamb" - April 23, 2014
"Missing It" - April 16, 2014
"The Culture and Your Family" - April 9, 2014
"Love Constrains Us" - April 2, 2014
"Marching Orders" - March 26, 2014
"Sharing Jesus" - March 19, 2014
"The Importance of the Evening Service" - March 5, 2014
"Back to the Basics of Love" - February 12, 2014
"Preservation" - February 5, 2014
"The Basics of Tithing" - January 22, 2014
"A Sure Foundation" - January 15, 2014
"Renewing the Inner Man" - January 1, 2014
"The Reason for the Season" - December 11, 2013
"The Merry Side of Christmas" - December 4, 2013





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