need is best fulfilled with the willingness to give welcomed by the willingness to receive

Wherever there is a need, the willingness to give is most effective when it is welcomed by the willingness to receive. Anything else is in vain.

God gave Jesus for the saving of the whole world. Are you willing to receive him? There is a gift awaiting all who are willing to receive Jesus.

“He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.” (John 1:11-13)

Are you willing to receive Jesus, right this minute? If you are, that’s good news! Because, tough you are willing to receive him, it is not by your own effort this comes to be, but by the mercy of God, as God said:

“I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the LORD, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.” (Exodus 33:19)

So having the thirst for Jesus is a gift of God, just as having the living water to satisfy that thirst is a gift of God. The living water is the Holy Spirit, the only power that satisfies the soul of man, the power of God.

So thank God for willing to receive Jesus, for no man can ever bring you such desire, but God alone.

Praised be his name, the name of his Son, the name by which his Spirit acts, the name of Jesus, Amen.

In the name of Jesus, every knee shall bow, including my knees and your knees, Amen.