Monday, December 1, 2014

Give This Christmas Away

Our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name. 1 Chronicles 29:13

Once again this Christmas season at the very center of our celebrating we are opening our hearts to worship and giving outside of ourselves. 

We are baking. We are cooking. We are buying. We are giving. We are wrapping. We are delivering. But we are doing these things for other people. We are serving. What a blessing it is to focus our time and energy on others.

People are always more important than things. Sounds simple. Simple to say. Simple to repeat. Not so simple to live out...especially in a season that tends to focus on me-me-me and not Him-Him-Him.
I challenge you to simplify - even here at the holidays. What this means will look different for each family, but as Christmas draws close, I urge you to make this season less about things. Make it less about you. Make it less about your kids (gasp!). Make it more about Him. Make it more about others. Be intentional about setting aside time for your family to worship together whether at church or around your tree.  Immerse yourselves in numerous opportunities to give of your time, talent, and treasures. I believe that approaching the holidays this way is the key to a truly Merry Christmas.

"Give This Christmas Away" by Matthew West

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