January 22, 2011

26 Devotions Based on the Alphabet: The Letter T



Monte Holland

Several persons have expressed an interest in having my husband, the Rev. Monte W. Holland, post an online series of devotions. Through their encouragement, Monte will post a weekly devotion on CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS. To read the introduction click on 26 Devotions Based on the Alphabet: Introduction. Click on  26 Devotions Based on the Alphabet: The Letter S  to read the previous post on the letter S.

Return to this site each Saturday to read his devotions.  Carolyn C. Holland


     Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift. (2 Corinthians 9:15)

     There were a huge number of gifts under our tree at Christmas. We receive more gifts on Valentine’s Day and on our birthdays. It is difficult to count all the gifts we receive in a year. And yet I don’t think there would be even one that we would call an inexpressible gift.

     As the Contemporary English Version says, this gift from God is too wonderful for words.

6 Remember this saying, “A few seeds make a small harvest, but a lot of seeds make a big harvest.” 7 Each of you must make up your own mind about how much to give. But don’t feel sorry that you must give and don’t feel you are forced to give. God loves people who love to give. 8 God can bless you with everything you need, and you will always have more than enough to do all kinds of good things for others. 9 The Scriptures say, “God freely gives his gifts to the poor, and always does right.” 10 God gives seed to farmers and provides everyone with food. He will increase what you have, so you can give even more to those in need. 11 You will be blessed in every way, and you will be able to keep on being generous. Then many people will thank God when we deliver your gift. 12 What you are doing is much more than a service that supplies God’s people with what they need. It is something that will make many others thank God. 13 The way in which you have proved yourselves by this service will bring honor and praise to God. You believed the message about Christ, and you obeyed it by sharing generously with God’s people and with everyone else. 14 Now they are praying for you and want to see you, because God used you to bless them so very much. 15 Thank God for his gift that is too wonderful for words! (2 Corinthians 9:6-15 (CEV))

     What is this inexpressible gift? It is the gift (more…)

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