GOD IS A GIVER

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He came to serve.

From the beginning God has been using His power and majesty to bless. He gave of Himself when He made the earth and all that dwells within. He gave of His likeness to man and woman when He created them in His image. He gives life to all that lives and He sustains our every breath. God is by nature, a giver.

Jesus is the image of the invisible God and the personal manifestation of His generous heart. Jesus left His perfect home where He enjoyed perfect unity within the Trinity and He came to us. His life was spent giving of Himself as a servant. In Philippians 2:6-8, the Bible talks about the mindset of Jesus as He lived among us:

“Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to   his own advantage;

rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.

And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross!”

Let Him serve YOU!

I think this is such a beautiful picture of just how wonderful Jesus is! Humility marked His life and still does. What is even more mind blowing is that His service to us didn’t end on the cross or at the Resurrection! Jesus is seated at the right hand of God the Father and is, at this very moment, continually giving! He never sleeps, but keeps a constant protective watch over us. He isn’t trying to catch us in our Sin, but gives His spirit and Word to guide us into a life of abundant joy. He prays for us, He sends His angels to watch over and guard us. Like I said, It's His nature. He just can’t stop loving us!

Jesus doesn’t ask for us to give Him anything except for our belief. Our trust in Him is what He desires. Maybe you are trying to earn His love and attention so you are driven by a desire to be perfect. Or maybe the opposite is true and you are trying to avoid His gaze by hiding in the shadows so He can’t see how deeply you hurt.

My prayer for you is that you would surrender to His love and let Him serve you

For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.
— Mark 10:45 NASB