8 Steps to a More Meaningful Christmas

8 Steps to a More Meaningful Christmas
1. Don't overspend. 
"Godliness with contentment is great gain" (1 Timothy 6:6).

2. Have a gratitude attitude (Psalm 107:1). 
This will go a long way in dissolving holiday blues.

3. Share with the needy
Visit a nursing home, buy gifts for a needy family, or bring a meal to a shut-in. You'll be "lending to the LORD--and he will repay you!" (Proverbs 19:17; Matthew 25:40)

4. Celebrate Christ's birth with someone who is lonely or facing difficulties.
"When you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind" (Luke 14:13).

5. Pause and pray often. Philippians 4:6

6. Sing, recite Scripture, rejoice!
"Singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs" (Ephesians 5:19).

7. Pray for persecuted believers. (Hebrews 13:3)
The Christmas season often brings increased persecution.

8. Take a gift or plate of cookies to unsaved neighbors. 
Make "the most of every opportunity" (Colossians 4:5).

If you add some or all of these things to your celebration of Christ's birth, you will find it more fulfilling and meaningful. 

Why not leave your ideas for a more purpose-filled Christmas in a comment below this devotion so everyone can benefit. 
8 Steps to a More Meaningful Christmas

8 Steps to a More Meaningful Christmas

4 comments:

  1. When the kids were little, we would make a birthday cake for Jesus and sing Happy Birthday to Him. Thank you for these great suggestions! Blessed Christmas!

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    1. Thanks for sharing that, Marilyn. We also have that as part of our Christmas tradition (started by my mom who is now spending Christmas with Jesus face-to-face). I love that tradition and glad you left it in a comment so others can benefit.
      God bless you and Merry Christmas,
      Gail

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    2. All these years I celebrate my Christmas with a needy family. But this year I am helpless but I am happy. I know juses won't let me down.

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  2. Beautiful suggestions. I have been trying so hard to make the connection with Christ this Christmas and not all the falala, jingle bells, Santa stuff. I really want to walk with Jesus and not fall into the jungle of marketing madness. It's Okay to have fun but I really like the old carols with the true meaning of Christmas! It's hard to fathom what it was really like in that manger so many years ago. I want to commit to Christ my life and being and not to the traditions of man. I love this pin! Thank you very much! Merry Christmas to all!

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