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A Gift Fit for a King

A Gift Fit for a King

 

I woke up this morning and in my prayer time, I asked the Holy Spirit to give me the topic for a Christmas blog. I got dressed for my exercise routine and cranked up the music. Several Christmas songs played, and I hummed along. Then, one my favorites came on… The Drummer Boy. You know the upbeat, familiar, and catchy carol. I decided to sing along.

Come they told me… Pa rum pum pum pum
A new born King to see… Pa rum pum pum pum
Our finest gifts we bring… Pa rum pum pum pum
To lay before the king… Pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum…  rum pum pum pum
So to honor Him… Pa rum pum pum pum
When we come

Little baby… Pa rum pum pum pum
I am a poor boy too… Pa rum pum pum pum
I have no gift to bring… Pa rum pum pum pum
That’s fit to give our King… Pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum… rum pum pum pum

Shall I play for you… Pa rum pum pum pum
On my drum

I paused right there as the Holy Spirit spoke to me. How many people feel they have no gift to bring to Jesus?

See, the Christmas season can be a very busy time filled with many activities. Parties, baking, tree trimmings, light decorations, and deciding what gifts to give to the people on your list. It can also be a very lonely and depressing time for some due to these same activities and personal circumstances.

This little drummer boy appeared poor financially. He thought he offered nothing of value fit for a king. But he knew he stood in the presence of the King. So in spite of his perceived shortcoming, he offered what he had… the gift to play music on his drum. I listened attentively to the rest of the song.

Mary nodded… Pa rum pum pum pum
The ox and lamb kept time… Pa rum pum pum pum
I played my drum for Him… Pa rum pum pum pum
I played my best for Him… Pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum… rum pum pum pum

Then He smiled at me…  Pa rum pum pum pum
Me and my drum

Did you get that? He didn’t just play, he played his best for Him! He gave an excellent performance fit for the king. See, the size or amount of the gift didn’t matter. The drum itself was not the gift. The beating of the drum was not the gift. The real gift centered around the little drummer boy’s attitude. His willingness to give fully of himself and to give Jesus his best because he stood in the presence of the King.

He didn’t want to give Him anything just to say, “Well, at least I gave the King something. He knows I am poor.” He refused to use excuses. And when the little drummer boy played, Jesus smiled… He knew it came from a willing heart and it signified a gift well received.

The little drummer boy gave his best. Are you giving your best to Jesus, or are you making excuses? You may feel financially poor like the little boy. Or maybe you feel spiritually, emotionally, or relationally poor. Maybe you just don’t realize you stand in the presence of the King. You still have a gift to offer Him because He gave each one of us a gift to use for His glory. And when you give it with the right attitude, His smile will follow.

The one gift everyone can give regardless of your situation is your heart. Jesus desires first and foremost your heart, and that’s a gift fit for a King. Christmas represents one of the best times to present your life as a gift to Him. That’s what God did for you. He gave you the greatest gift you will ever receive through His Son Jesus Christ. He gave His best.

I don’t know about you but this Christmas and going forward, I want my attitude to reveal my willingness to give fully of myself and give Jesus my best. I realize I stand daily in the presence of the King. He already owns my heart, so I will give Him excellence fit for a king. Why?

 

Because I Am CUTE

 

 

 

From the CUTE COLLECTIONS to you and your family,

Merry Christmas and a Prosperous and Joyous New Year!

 

 

 

 

 

4 comments

  1. Ruth Burton says:

    Wow Patricia

    Your message and your writing is incredible. I’ve poured through many commentaries and by far, this is one of the best messages I have ever read. This message will ensure that my “sorry” attitude at work changes.

    I frequently grade papers and edit all kinds of documents. Your devotional was a pleasure to read thanks to the purity of the grammar. The “flow” made me skip from one word to the next and one thought to the next.

    Thanks for the attitude check.

    I love you.

    • areyoucute says:

      Ruth, thank you for the encouragement again. We all need an “attitude” check when it comes to serving Him. When I write these, its because He is speaking to me as well. If it makes us all better, the glory is all His! I love you so much more my CUTE sister and friend.

  2. Toni says:

    Yes Pat, sometimes we struggle with giving God the gift he wants the most. That gift is us. Our mind, body, and soul. I will join the little drummer boy in offering my best self to our Lord Jesus in serving others this Christmas. Thanks for sharing such a clear view of what constitutes a gift. Love you!

    • areyoucute says:

      Toni my CUTE sister and friend, well said. Thank you also for the encouragement. I too am joining the little drummer boy and may it be a constant reminder not just at Christmas but all year round. We want Him to smile at us. I love you so much more!

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