God’s Word: Luke 2:1-7
God’s Message to me: (My interpretation of what God is saying in these verses)
Have you any room for Jesus? Do you suppose the owner of the Inn that turned Mary and Joseph away wished later he would have given up his room and went to the barn himself? How many times have you looked back and wished you would have made a different choice? When making a choice, you are looking at the situation from one vantage point—yours! That, my friend, is why the world is in so much chaos even today. Everyone looks out for his own good, without regard to the welfare of others.
I offer you this information on making choices in your life. Look for every opportunity to bless another person—regardless of what it may cost you. Jesus came to earth to set the example. His entire life was lived for others—to bless, encourage, teach and heal. Who is being blessed today because of what you are doing for others? There is NO satisfaction in living to please self. You are never satisfied. Never! Jesus’ example showed that instead, you should never be satisfied with the number of people you can bless. Keep reaching out to more.
If there is NO ROOM in your heart to bless others, there is NO ROOM for Jesus. Serving others is serving Jesus—literally. Good deeds done to make you look good hold no satisfaction. Only when you set self aside can begin to realize Jesus’ heart of love and compassion. Emulate Jesus—become His hands and feet of mercy to a hurting world. He considered no cost to be too great to offer you a room in heaven. As a matter of fact, He promised that there is a room reserved with your name on it. You could never do enough good to repay Him for shedding His life’s blood to purchase that room.
God’s Question: Who are you living to bless?
God’s Promise: My heart is blessed as I see you bless others.
My Prayer to God:
I Praise You for Jesus’ willingness to suffer in my place.
I am Sorry I live so selfishly rather than for others.
Thank You for Jesus’ example for me to follow.
Please help me expand my heart to make room for others.