We are in a season where giving our best is on our hearts. We think about how to give a good gift to people in our lives that we love dearly, and those also who have blessed us tremendously during the past year. It can be a very stressful time also. I was seeking the Lord and heard, “Give your best from a place of rest.” This immediately brought peace to me because I know that the very best of anything in my life is only accomplished from being aware of the finished work of Christ on the cross, and coming from a place of rest in that awareness.

In relation to giving, God has given us His very best – Jesus – and all that He has is ours. The reality of God’s great love, mercy and kindness stirs in me a desire to give my very best to those that I love and appreciate. “Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.” – 2 Corinthians 9:15, KJV