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Love: A Debt You Owe

by Kenneth Copeland


“Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.”

Romans 13:8, New King James Version

Because God has loved us, we owe love to every person we meet. We owe them kindness and gentleness. We owe it to them to treat them with dignity and respect, as valuable to God and to His plan in the earth.

Sadly enough, we don’t always do that. At times, people act like the Christians mentioned in James 2, and give better treatment to people who wear fine clothes and expensive jewelry, than they give to those who don’t have much wealth or social stature. They violate the law of love and fail to give others what they are owed. As a result, they are often robbed of THE BLESSING and favor of God.

One might pray diligently for God to help in a situation, standing on The WORD and confessing we walk in the favor of God. But selfish actions and unloving ways will thwart the answer to our own prayers. We’ll reverse that favor before we receive it.

I have a friend who told me about a time he and his wife were stranded in an airport with a multitude of other people. While they were waiting in line to be booked for another flight, they prayed and agreed for God’s help and favor. From the looks of the man behind the ticket counter, they knew they’d need it. His eyes were bloodshot. His hair was sticking out in every direction. He was irritable and tired.




When the lady standing in front of them was rude to him, he just shrugged his shoulders and said all the flights were booked. He didn’t do anything to help.

When my friend and his wife got to the counter however, they were kind. They didn’t put any pressure on the man. On the contrary, they tried to minister peace to him, treating him with consideration and respect. “We realize you’re very busy,” they said. “We can see this is a madhouse and you have a lot of problems on your hands…but this is our situation. Can you do anything for us?”

Amazingly enough, the ticket agent stepped around the counter and said, “Follow me.” He took my friends to another area, booked them first-class seats and shook their hands. He even acknowledged that he could have helped the lady ahead of them. But because of how she acted, he didn’t do it.

That’s a good example of what can happen when you pay the debt of love you owe. It can open the way for God to get you where you’re going. When others find themselves stranded by strife, your faith working by love will not only keep you flying…it will secure you a first-class seat!

LOVE ASSIGNMENT: Make it a point today to treat every person you come in contact with, with love. From complete strangers to your closest family members, step up to the level of love the Lord would give. You can do it!

Love and Pride Cannot Coexist

by Gloria Copeland


“God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”

James 4:6, New King James Version

The devil is so determined to undermine your love walk that if he can’t trip you up one way, he’ll sneak around the back door and trip you up another way. You always have to be watching for him. You can never drop your guard!

If he can’t draw you out of love with envy or strife, for instance, he’ll get you to think about how well you’ve been doing. Since Satan is a liar, he can go to either extreme—whatever he thinks will work on you. He’ll remind you of all the offenses you’ve overlooked lately. Before you know it, you’ll be silently extolling your own virtues. I’ve done so wonderfully this week. I’ve held my temper. I’ve refused to be touchy. I’m so proud of myself for walking in love!

Do you know what will happen next?

You’ll fall flat on your face. You’ll do or say something so unloving it will shock you. Why? Because what the Bible says is true. “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall” (Proverbs 16:18, New International Version).




Pride is defined as “an over-high opinion of one’s self; exaggerated self-esteem or conceit, haughtiness or arrogance; self-esteem arising from one’s accomplishments or possessions; an exaggerated idea of one’s own dignity or importance.” That’s just the dictionary definition and it’s bad enough. But the Bible goes even further in its description of pride by identifying it as one of the seven things that God hates. Proverbs 6:16-17 calls it an abomination to Him.

Don’t let yourself fall into it. When you’re tempted to think about how wonderful you are and how much progress you’re making in your walk of love, think instead about the One who gave you the strength to do it. Stop considering yourself and consider Jesus, the One who loved you so much He shed His blood and paid the price for your sin. Remember how selfish you were before He redeemed you, and how selfish you would still be except for His grace.

Pride will quickly give way to humility. Haughtiness will melt into gratitude. And you’ll take a step upward instead of taking a fall, as you give all the glory to Him.

LOVE ASSIGNMENT: Take a moment and write down all the blessings God has poured out into your life…family, home, work, church. Remember how far God has brought you, and give Him thanks for each blessing, considering Jesus who made it all possible! Thank Him for His gift of Love!

Love Is Not Jealous

by Gloria Copeland


“Love is not jealous or boastful or proud.”

1 Corinthians 13:4, New Living Translation

If you want to find out more about what love really is, one way to do it is by finding out what love is not. And one thing the Scriptures clearly say is that love isn’t envious of others (1 Corinthians 13:4).

If you think envy isn’t a problem for you, I invite you to examine yourself a little closer. The Bible reveals that envy is a common, human condition. It was a problem for Cain in the book of Genesis, it was a problem for King Saul during the days of young David, it was a problem for the Jews in the book of Acts, and unless we guard against it, it will be a problem for us, too!

Envy can be defined simply as “a feeling of discontent and ill will because of another’s advantages, possessions or success.” Such feelings often sneak up on us without our notice.

We go to church rejoicing, for example, just thanking God for THE BLESSING. When we drive into the parking lot, however, we see Susie getting out of her new car. Suddenly, we’re not rejoicing quite as much. Why on earth did she get a new car? we think. Her old car was better than the one I have now! What’s more, I’ve been standing in faith for a new car and she hasn’t….




Watch out for thoughts like that. They’re warning signs of envy. If you keep thinking them, you’ll end up unhappy about another’s advantage or success. You’ll find yourself on the road of envy, and every step on that road is a step away from love.

Of course, just because you had an envious thought doesn’t mean you have envy in your heart. Those thoughts are just invitations from the devil and the flesh. They’re signals that let you know you’re being tempted to go in that direction.

So be quick to recognize those envious thoughts and resist them. Give them no place in your heart or your life. Speak words of love instead. Say, “Lord, I praise You for giving Susie that new car. I rejoice that THE BLESSING is working in her life!” Then congratulate Susie. Share in her excitement the way you’d want her to share in yours.

Stay in faith and keep walking in love. Refuse to let envy block the path of THE BLESSING, and get ready to receive every desire of your heart!

LOVE ASSIGNMENT: When was the last time you were envious of someone’s belongings or blessings or talents? As they come to mind, see the person and begin to thank God for THE BLESSING He has poured into their lives. And thank Him for all He has poured into your life, too!

Love Believes the Best

by Gloria Copeland


“So don’t make judgments about anyone ahead of time—before the Lord returns. For he will bring our darkest secrets to light and will reveal our private motives. Then God will give to each one whatever praise is due.”

1 Corinthians 4:5, New Living Translation

One of the most wonderful characteristics of love is that it always believes the best. Love doesn’t criticize or judge others. Even when a great wrong has been done, love says, “I know that person’s action was wrong, but I cannot judge his heart. I choose to believe he did the best he could do at the time, and I will treat him with the mercy I would desire to receive if I were in his shoes.”

Sometimes that seems extremely difficult to do. But here’s something that will help you. When you’re tempted to step out of love and into strife by judging a fellow believer, remember what Romans 14:4 says and ask yourself, “Who are you to condemn someone else’s servants? Their own master will judge whether they stand or fall. And with the Lord’s help, they will stand and receive his approval” (New Living Translation).

The devil will try to push you into making a decision about that person. He’ll pressure you to say whether he’s guilty or not guilty. But don’t give in to that pressure. It’s not your job to judge others. (Isn’t that a relief?) In fact, according to the Bible, it’s to your benefit to withhold judgment because it will save you from the judgment that’s due you.




Jesus said, “Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged” (Matthew 7:1-2, New Living Translation).

For example, if you’re in a church where the pastor has done wrong and lived a wrong lifestyle, and you feel you don’t want to follow him, that’s fine. I don’t blame you. Leave that church and go to one where there’s a pastor you can trust and respect. But do it quietly. Don’t sow discord in the church before you go.

You may be tempted to take it on yourself to make that pastor pay for the harm he’s done to you and to others––but resist that temptation. Just love him as you leave, pray for him, and let God deal with him as He sees fit. There are strong words for believers and ministers alike who sow discord among the brethren. God hates it and it is an abomination to Him (Proverbs 6:16, 19).

Our business is to pray for mercy rather than engage in judgment. We leave judgment to The LORD.

Most important of all, make your exit honorably and without bitterness. Let your leaving be marked by peace and love. If you do, you’ll be a BLESSING wherever you go.

LOVE ASSIGNMENT: Stop right now and evaluate who in your life you are judging or have judged. Repent for judging them and for any discord your judgment may have sown. Thank The LORD for always knowing the whole story about every situation and for always judging rightly. Other people are His business!

Two Reasons to Forgive

by Gloria Copeland


“But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike.”

Matthew 5:44-45, New Living Translation

One of the most common obstacles the devil uses to block the pathway of love is the hurt that comes when other people mistreat us. He’ll tempt us to keep an account of those suffered wrongs. He’ll pressure us to become bitter, resentful and unforgiving. But when he does, we must tell him no. We must choose to drop our offenses, forgive everyone who has harmed us and let bitterness go.

If you’ve suffered serious abuse, you may think that’s impossible to do. But it’s not. The power to forgive is an awesome power. God has it and He has given it to you! His power within you will enable you to do it.

When you do, no matter how terrible the pain of those experiences may have been, you’ll find the love of God is more powerful. And as you begin to walk in love and forgiveness, giving up the resentment you’ve harbored against those who have hurt you, the love of God will overcome the damage that abuse caused in your life.

You may say, “The people who mistreated me did something very wrong. I’ve been miserable for years because of them. Why should I just drop my resentment and let them go free?”




You should do it, first of all, because Jesus did that for you. Even before you repented and asked Him to be your Savior, Jesus went to the cross and shed His own blood, so you wouldn’t have to pay the penalty for your own sin. Even though you were guilty, He dropped the charges against you so you could go free. That alone is reason enough for you to forgive others.

But there’s another reason. You should forgive those who have done you wrong because if you don’t, you’re the one who is going to suffer for it—not the people who hurt you. Unforgiveness is like drinking poison and expecting someone else to die. It really doesn’t affect the other person at all.

On the other hand, if you forgive and let the love of God flow into that area of your life, it will restore you—spirit, soul and body.

What’s more, as you continue to yield to love, you’ll continually live in victory. So when the devil comes back and tries to bring hurt to you again, that hurt will not be able to gain a place in you. The love of God will completely protect you and keep you free, free, free!

LOVE ASSIGNMENT: Identify a person or people you have not forgiven. Make a conscious choice before God to forgive them, and then ask God to help you see them and love them like He does. Pray right now, thanking God for His love for you and for them. Ask God to open your heart to be a conduit of His love toward them. Invest something of yourself into them, just as He did when He forgave you and invested Jesus into your life. Experience the freedom love-powered forgiveness provides!

Faith Works by Love

by Gloria Copeland


“For when we place our faith in Christ Jesus, there is no benefit in being circumcised or being uncircumcised. What is important is faith expressing itself in love.”

Galatians 5:6, New Living Translation

As people of faith, we believe deeply in the importance and the power of faith. Yet, we must realize that faith, by itself, is not enough to make us more than conquerors. We must also have love because the Bible clearly tells us that faith works by love.

Love actually inspires faith. It gives faith a foundation to build on. You might even say love gives us reason to believe. Think about the love of God, for example. His love for us is the foundation of our faith in Him. John 3:16 says He “so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,” so that by believing in Him we wouldn’t perish but have everlasting life.

Imagine it! God sacrificed His very own Son for us, and what prompted Him to do it was love. Actually, it’s His great love that prompts Him to do everything He does for us. It’s His love that provides exceeding great and precious promises that bless us both in this life and in the life to come. It’s His mighty love that causes His mercy to be new toward us every morning.




Often people who don’t grasp God’s love aren’t able to have much faith in His WORD. They struggle and try to believe, but when push comes to shove, their faith falters and fails. Why? Because they don’t have a revelation of love to back it up!

On the other hand, when we truly begin to understand and experience how full of compassion God is toward us, we can easily believe He’ll keep His promises to us. When we know how much God cares, we can trust Him to do what He says. We can have faith that He’ll take care of us in every situation.

When you find yourself struggling to trust The LORD, simply spend some time in fellowship with Him, feeding on His words of love for you. Receive and act on them in your relationship with others. You’ll soon see for yourself that faith truly does work by love.

LOVE ASSIGNMENT: Think about any area of your life where you are challenged to trust God to bring resolution. Take a bit of time to sit with Him and allow Him to show you how the answer lies in His love—for you and for everyone involved in the situation. You’ll see!

Love Shuts the Door on Strife

by Gloria Copeland


“If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom. But if you are bitterly jealous and there is selfish ambition in your heart, don’t cover up the truth with boasting and lying. For jealousy and selfishness are not God’s kind of wisdom. Such things are earthly, unspiritual, and demonic. For wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there you will find disorder and evil of every kind.”

James 3:13-16, New Living Translation

Scriptures reveal the enemies of love, and one is more insidious and more common than any other. It is the enemy called strife, which means: “vigorous or bitter conflict, discord and antagonism; to quarrel, struggle or clash; competitions; rivalry.”

According to James 3:16, where strife gets in, every other evil work will follow. Strife opens the door to the devil and licenses him to bring confusion and evil into our lives. That’s why he’s always pushing for us to argue with one another and get offended or critical of one another. It gives him access to us!

Satan doesn’t want you to enjoy THE BLESSING that is yours in Christ Jesus. He doesn’t want you to be healed, happy and prosperous because, if you are, other people will notice and want the same quality of life you have. They’ll give their hearts to God because of the goodness of God they see in your life.




To keep that from happening, the devil tries to steal THE BLESSING from you. He tries to trick you into opening the door of your life to him by bringing you an opportunity to have conflict with someone. He knows that the moment you step into strife, he can begin to gain mastery over you. The devil wants control of your life, but he can’t have it when you walk in love.

Don’t let him have control. Make a quality decision today to shut the door on strife. Refuse to argue with people. Refuse to fight back when people criticize or wrong you. Determine instead to respond in love—take no account of the evil done to you. When you do mess up and say harsh words, be quick to repent so the devil can’t get a foothold in your life.

It will be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make. It will take effort, but by God’s grace you will be able to do it. It’s a small price to pay for the freedom in THE BLESSING…and you’ll be forever glad you did.

LOVE ASSIGNMENT: Keep your eyes and ears open to see where the enemy would have you respond to situations with strife. Turn the tables on him, and take the time to consider for a moment how you can respond in love—and do it!

You Can Love People

by Gloria Copeland


“Love your enemies! Do good to them. Lend to them without expecting to be repaid. Then your reward from heaven will be very great, and you will truly be acting as children of the Most High, for he is kind to those who are unthankful and wicked.”

Luke 6:35, New Living Translation

The love of God that flows from the heart of a believer is as different from human love as day is from night. Human love is so changeable. Human love is little more than a phony, emotional counterfeit of God’s love. It’s dependent on whim and feelings. It says, “If you’re nice to me and give me what I want, I’ll love you. But if you don’t, I won’t.”

God’s love isn’t like that. It’s constant. It’s unconditional. The chief ingredient of the God-kind of love is self-sacrifice for the benefit of the one loved. It is the type of love that will continue to love people whether or not it receives a response. God’s love is not self-seeking. It is self-giving.

God doesn’t just love the lovely. He loves the unlovely, too. His love leads people to Jesus. That’s the way God loves us, and that’s the way He expects us to love each other. That means when someone treats us badly, we don’t get huffy about it. We don’t get fretful and resentful. Instead, we treat them kindly, pray for them and refuse to think about how they did us wrong.




Walking in love means we lay down our own rights and look out for the other person’s rights instead. When we’re tired and under pressure, we set aside our own feelings and behave kindly and gently to those around us.

“That sounds pretty tough,” you might say. “I’m not sure I could trust myself to do that!”

Then don’t trust yourself. Trust God to do it through you! Say, “LORD, I can’t love this way on my own, so I’m trusting in You today. As I step out in faith by speaking and acting in a loving way, I’ll expect Your love within me to come shining through!”

Just rely on The LORD, and you’ll be amazed how He can love others through you!


LOVE ASSIGNMENT: Look for ways to love the least lovable person you are around today. Stop and talk to them, buy them a cup of coffee, write a note (or send a text) of encouragement, speak kindly, etc. The possibilities are limitless!

Dare to Believe God’s Love

by Gloria Copeland


“All who confess that Jesus is the Son of God have God living in them, and they live in God.  We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them.”

1 John 4:15-16, New Living Translation

To effectively love others, you must first believe God loves you.

“That’s no problem,” you might say. “I know God loves me.”

Maybe so, but according to these verses, just knowing it is not enough. We also need to believe it. To believe means “to have firm faith in something; to accept it as true, genuine, or real; to have an unshakable conviction of its goodness, efficacy and ability.”

As Christians, we should have more than a mental understanding that God loves us. We should be firmly grounded in that love. We should believe it to be so good and genuine, so trustworthy and strong that it will keep us safe from harm in every situation. No matter what anyone else may say or do to us, we should rest securely in the fact that we are fully and forever loved.

Maybe that kind of confident love doesn’t come easily for you. Maybe you’ve been abused and criticized so much in the past that you naturally think of yourself as unlovable. If so, allow The WORD of God to change how you see yourself. Instead of filling your thoughts with the unkind words others have said to you, fill your thoughts with the tender words of God.




Set your mind on verses like 1 John 3:1: “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God.” Then fellowship with The LORD over the truth of those verses. Thank Him for loving you with such a great love. Praise Him for caring for you so much that He called you to be His very own child.

Acknowledge that regardless of your past experiences, whatever He says about you as His child is true. And since He says you are loved, choose to believe it.

As you do, you’ll begin to see by revelation of the Spirit that God actually is your Father and He does care for you. You’ll be able to say just like the Apostle John did, “I know and believe the love God has for me!”

As a result, the love of God will become a reality in your life. You’ll find that God’s love is not only coming to you, it’s flowing through you…and before you know it, you’ll be living the life of love!



Identify two or three scriptures that talk about God’s love for you. Read and confess these scriptures several times today, and believe them with your heart. Tell someone else today how much God loves them!

SHINE HIS LIGHT ON The Greatest Gift

by Kenneth Copeland


Merry Christmas!

Christmas often provides wonderful opportunities to share your faith with those who think Christmas is only about Santa Claus, presents and Frosty the Snowman. Between parties, school functions with your kids, and family gatherings, the odds are that you’ll be surrounded by people who don’t know The LORD.

As believers, we are called to be a light to others and to always be ready to share the greatest gift anyone could ever receive—the gift of salvation. The thought of sharing your faith may send chills up your spine. And in some cases, you may see a particular group of people as a lost cause because they’re “too far gone” or even hostile toward Christianity.

The LORD never writes anyone off, and neither should we. We may be the very people He will use to reveal His love to them.

That reminds me of a story.

In the early years of our ministry, Gloria and I would be talking with someone and they’d mention a certain city and say, “That’s the worst place in the world to preach. It’s so spiritually dead, no one can have revival there.”

Gloria always knew what my response was going to be. Before I could even open my mouth, she’d say, “Well, I know where we’re going.”

If they said it was the worst place to preach, I was determined to preach there!

I’m still that way. I was reminded of it recently when I was telling some people about the first time I preached in Las Vegas. I could almost hear what they were thinking.

Sin City? You held meetings in Sin City?

Yes, I did, because that’s where the sinners were!

I didn’t hold the meetings in a church, either. Although these days I do preach in churches there, back then my venue was the Sierra Hotel and Casino. I chose that location because of a phone call I’d gotten from my friend Wayne Cochran. He’s a preacher now but he was once a major rock ’n’ roll star.

For years, Wayne had the longest-running show in Las Vegas, and he practically lived in the Sierra Hotel. After God got hold of him and changed his life, he led the owner of the hotel to The LORD.

“Wayne, now that I’m a believer, I want to do something for God,” the converted hotel owner said. “But I’m stuck in this hotel! Do you think Brother Copeland would come and preach a meeting here?”

Wayne told him he was certain I would—and, of course, he was right. I was thrilled at the thought of preaching the gospel in a casino. The whole reason I’m on earth is to bring the good news about Jesus to people who need it. Taking His light into the darkest of places is what I was born again to do.

If you’re a believer, the same is true of you!


You Are Called

God didn’t save you and then leave you here on this sin-plagued planet just so you could sit around and complain about how spiritually dark it is. He didn’t save you so you could sit here waiting for the Rapture and wishing all the sinners would leave you alone.

No, you and I and every other believer have been called, equipped and sent by God into this world for a specific purpose, and in Philippians 2:15-16, the Apostle Paul told us what that purpose is—to shine our light in a dark world.

“But Brother Copeland, you don’t understand the kind of darkness I have to put up with!” you might say. “When I go to work every day I’m surrounded by people who cuss and act ugly and make fun of me for being a Christian. It’s too much for me to handle.”

No, it isn’t. You have the same Holy Spirit living in you the Apostle Paul had living in him, and Paul not only handled more dark situations than you can imagine, he overcame them.


On the Battlefield

When the Apostle Paul wrote the book of Philippians, he was locked up in prison and surrounded by wickedness at its worst. Some believers wonder why Paul had to go through such hard times.

The answer is simple: Jesus asked him to do it.

He showed Paul, before he ever went into ministry, the things he would suffer for Jesus, and Paul agreed. (See Acts 9:16.) He knew he would not just be in church services, but places of deep darkness, absolutely steeped in sin.


Born-Again Blackjack Dealers

“But Brother Copeland,” someone might say, “sometimes I just don’t feel very shiny. Even if I did, I don’t know where God would want me to go and what He would want me to do.”

Then stop focusing on your feelings. Instead, focus on Jesus who came, shed His blood and put His own light on the inside of you. Ask Him to reveal His plan to you.

If His will is a mystery to you, you can just pray about it in other tongues and trust Him to reveal it to you.

That’s how I ended up preaching the gospel in the Sierra Hotel and Casino all those years ago in a city that’s absolutely famous for sin!

Of course, as it turned out, a lot of other believers had gotten there before me. They’d actually beaten me to the punch. One of them showed up just before the meeting started, when I was about to go out and preach.

He stuck his head through the curtain behind the platform where I was standing and said, “Brother Copeland! I’m a blackjack dealer, and I’m working the floor tonight so I can’t be in the meeting, but I just want you to know a lot of us here will be praying for you!”

I probably looked a little startled. “Really?” I said.

“Oh yeah! A lot of us who work here are born again. We witness and win people to Jesus all the time. Those of us who aren’t working will be at the meeting tonight. The rest of us will be backing you up in prayer.”

I had to laugh! Here I thought I was going in there to break new ground, and God had already invaded the place. He already had people positioned there. Those meetings turned out to be some of the greatest we’ve ever had!


The Power of Obedience

One day, in between meetings, I was walking through the hotel and The LORD drew my attention to a particular couple, a man and a woman who looked to be in their 30s. I want you to witness to them, He said. I obeyed Him and right there in the middle of the hotel, after asking their permission, I told them everything The LORD instructed me to say. When I finished, they just looked at me with blank stares. I thanked them for their time and walked away.

 Well, that went over big, I thought.

I hadn’t taken more than about three steps when another fellow stopped me. He’d overheard the things I’d shared and wanted to talk to me. “I’d like you to pray for me,” he said.

Although he was so drunk he could barely stand up, he leaned against the wall, and I laid hands on him. The power of God hit us, and I found myself praying all the same things I’d just finished telling the other people. I realized with a shock that God had been talking to this man all along instead of to them.

Why He chose to do it that way, I don’t know. He’s the Boss. I just work here. I just do what I’m told to do. But I can tell you this: By the time I finished praying, that man was stone-cold sober—standing upright, with his hands raised, praising God and praying in tongues.

“I want to thank you!” he said. “I’m a backslidden Pentecostal preacher. But I’m not backslidden anymore. I’m back!”

Years have come and gone since then, but I still love having those kinds of encounters. I still relish those kinds of fights: first, because the devil is the one I’m fighting; and second, because Jesus conquered him at Calvary, so they’re fights I can always win.

This is why we, as believers, are here, my friend! To fight the good fight of faith.


Share the Greatest Gift This Christmas

As you prepare to spend time with those who don’t know The LORD today, pray, listen to God and get your marching orders. You will probably end up like me…surprised and amazed at how God will use you to shine His light on the most precious gift they could ever receive, the gift of Salvation.

To your family from mine, Merry Christmas. And remember…Jesus is Lord!


Dare to Shine His Light on the Greatest Gift This Christmas!


  • How can you show unbelievers the love of God through your actions this Christmas? The best way is to love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:39) by treating everyone with love, kindness and respect.
  • Tell The LORD you’re willing to share this gift, and ask Him to direct you to the right person, whether it’s a co-worker, friend, family member or stranger. Ask Him to give you the words to speak, and pray that he or she would receive Jesus as LORD.
  • When the time comes, let The LORD lead your conversation. Trust Him to give you words to speak and wisdom to deliver the message.
  • Trust God with the outcome, no matter the person’s response.