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


  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!

    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,

    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.

  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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