Quiet Time with Jesus – Loving And Giving

Wednesday, 4 Oct 2017

Sell your possessions and give to the poor.
— Luke 12:33

A missionary friend did just as Jesus commanded. Today, she lives her life for Christ, trusting Him to provide and protect as she perseveres in her calling. She has given her all because she loves her Lord.

In his book ‘Crazy Love’, Francis Chan challenges his readers: Dare to imagine what it would mean for you to take the words of Jesus seriously.

When I am reluctant to do what the Word says, I tell myself, “No, He doesn’t mean this. He is saying that.” How often do we interpret His words the way we like it? I am guilty! I am accountable for all my decisions!

By God’s grace, I have experienced God’s provision firsthand.  My husband and I were absolutely amazed as He provided continually at our times of need. It is not because we are good or have done good deeds. It is not because we are faithful. It is because HE IS GOOD! It is because HE IS FAITHFUL! 

My Prayer

Dear Father God,

Your love is amazing!  You are the Giver of good gifts! Help us recognize and acknowledge Your unconditional love for us. Help us to give unconditionally.  Jesus said, “Whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother” (Matthew 12:50).  Help us believe that. Help us live like we believe it. Then the world will see and know that we are Your Family. Amen!

Truly, God wants us to trust Him with abandon. He wants to show us how He works and cares for us. He wants to be our refuge. He is our Good Good Father.

Lam Yee Ling