It’s the end of year, of the decade. The emails are pouring in. From all over the globe. They may have different covers, but they have the same message, “We want something!”
From money donations, to buying their wares. From visiting their locale, to giving up my time. They want something from me.
I delete most of them. Quickly read the bylines and move along. At least they are simple binary codes being deleted as opposed to the older way of wasting trees by using paper products that just end up in land fills.
This world wants to take and take. Now much of this is innocent, and even benevolent at times. Sometimes even charitable. But still, it’s asking for something.
2019 had a lot of that in my life, the taking that is. And probably yours too. I too want something. But it’s pretty simple. And if you grasp what I am asking for, you’ll be better off in 2020.
I want to challenge you to focus on one verse as you end ‘19 and go into ‘20.
A thief is only there to steal and kill and destroy. I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of. (John 10.10 The Message)
What if we turned to Him? Sought the life He desires for us? What an amazing world we could have with that fuller, better life be if we gave the one thing He desires … ourselves.
But what He offers is so much greater, so much better, so much … more.
What will you give in 2020?