Bring Our Finest Gifts

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Check out this wild and crazy Christmas music experience we had at church 14 years ago. It was one of the most memorable worship experience ever!

While they were singing Drummer Boy, these words stood out to me:
Our finest gifts we bring
pa rum pum pum pum
I played my best for Him
pa rum pum pum pum

I really had to ask myself, “Am I really bringing my FINEST gifts? Have a given Him my very best?”

I have to answer… No. I want to be willing to lay down my life–all of my plans, my daily agenda, my to-do list, my expectations, my goals–and just take up the cross. I want to know Him more and make Him known.

So I sat down and thought about how to give my best to God. It dawned on me that the answer is obedience. Obeying God’s commands and living a life that is pleasing to him is an important way that we can be a gift to him.

One of God’s commandments is to “love one another as I have loved you.” Today, let’s consider how the Christmas season provides opportunities to use our gifts to love others. The holiday season is a time of giving and service, and it can be a great time to put our gifts into action. Whether it’s cooking, decorating, singing, or something else, there are likely ways we can use our talents to bring joy to others during the holiday season.

In addition to the gifts that we give to others, Christmas can also be a time to think about the gifts that we have received. These might include the gift of salvation through Jesus, the gift of family and friends, or the gift of good health. Reflect on how you can use these gifts to serve others and bring glory to God.

Let’s pray together. Father, make me usable. Have your way with me.

Do you give your finest gifts? Have you played your best for Him?

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