READ John Hagee Daily Devotional December 26 2022:
SCRIPTURE: 1 Peter 2:7a “Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious…
To us, a Child was born, a Son was given. However, a gift must be accepted before it can be received. If we refuse the proffered gift, it does not belong to us.
The most important question you will ever answer is this one: Have you accepted the gift of God’s only Son, Jesus Christ? Have you received Him as Savior and Lord? If you have not opened your heart to invite Him in, this gift of salvation is not yours.
Attending church services, singing songs, giving generous gifts or doing good deeds does not make us His. Only through confessing Him with our mouths and believing in our hearts do we gladly accept the gift of salvation to become His children.
Without Him, we are still dead in sin. We have no claim to His joy or peace, no authority to bind the powers and principalities of darkness. Our names are not recorded in the Lamb’s Book of Life. No mansion awaits us in heaven.
For those who do believe and accept Him, He is precious. He is Wonderful, a Counselor Who holds the answers to all of life’s issues. He is our Mighty God, our powerful Defender. As our Everlasting Father, He loves, accepts, and adopts us. We rest securely in the Prince of Peace.
The question is: Have you accepted Jesus Christ? Hold out your hands and your heart to receive this incomparable Gift!
May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. Give all praise, honor, and glory to Jesus – your Song, Strength, and Salvation!