Do you ever think that you don’t have much to offer to God? So why bother at all, right? Don’t buy that, my friend. God is not looking for offerings like myrrh or frankincense or anything else you don’t have. He just wants your heart. And not to rip it from you. But to fill it with his love and grace.
Then you can offer thanks and praise and share with others what you’ve received. And, sure, if you happen to have two fish and five loads of bread around, offer them to Jesus, he can multiply them like no other.
When it comes to bringing what you have to Jesus, never think it’s not enough. It’s not about you and your offerings, it’s about Jesus and his ability to miraculously make the ends meet. And then some.
So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. (Romans 12:1, MSG,*)
What to offer to God
My best advice is to not keep away from Jesus for any reason. Joyfully go to him and smile up to him. Surrender yourself – offer your heart, your life, all you are and all you have – to him and wait for God to multiply everything for his glory.
The amazing thing about this surrender is that it’s the best thing that can ever happen to us. It might sound scary but it’s the beginning of the long road of blessings. When we respond to his love and grace and offer to God what we have, he pours out more and more of his power and grace.
We are drawn into this blessed relationship with him where love is in the center and then we wonder how we survived without this before. So don’t hesitate. Run to Jesus. It’s your best decision ever.
Thank you for drawing us to you
when we are nothing and have nothing to offer to you.
But we joyfully surrender to you, Lord.
Take our hearts, lives, our everything and use them for your glory.
We rejoice in your love and grace,
may we joyfully share your gifts with people we meet.
In Jesus’ name,
Q4U: What do you offer to God?
Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you come to Jesus as you are and are blessed beyond measure!
*[As you might have noticed, I enjoy reading the Bible in different translations and love comparing them. I have started linking the Bible verses toBiblegateway.com so you can easily read (and compare) them in the different versions I’ve used while preparing each post.]P