Friday, December 24, 2010
How do we give to someone who has everything?
Some quick ideas that we all can still do and I pray that we won't let the "Christmas Season" limit our time span on when we can do these things.
1- Give out cards with the Word of God to as many as you can afford.
2- Learn a homemade skill and take the time and energy to give to those who have blessed you this year.
3- Spend some time on the living room floor, or out around a bonfire and sing songs together as a family to the King of Kings. Christmas songs are great for this.
4- With all that practice on singing those Christmas carols as a family, think of someone you can bless (whether you think you sing well or not) by going to see them and singing a few for them. So many experience sadness and loneliness during this time. The kids will bring a warmth and comfort to them, I promise you.
5- Our kids are putting on a Christmas drama for us this year. This was all their idea and we have encouraged them and made time for them to practice. They will perform it for us on Christmas day and then two more times as we meet together with family. Our prayer is that God will use the little children to encourage those who are faithful and plant seeds of the Gospel in the hearts of those who are lost without Christ.
6- Participate in the Lord's Supper together as a family.
7- Take the money that you saved from downsizing and pick out two or three ministries or a needy family and give it away.
8- If you are going to watch t.v., then try to center it on Christ. Pull out the old Christmas movies that have a story line of giving, sacrifice, worship. The Nativity Story, The Jesus movie, Veggie Tales Christmas movie, etc.... Fill your home with Christ-honoring music, even if it is only piano music with no words.
We could list numerous more things, but I know that even while reading you can come up with some on your own. Pray for God to show you how to give to Him this year and next year, and the next.
It is amazing to think that, "when we give to the least of these, we give to Him".
The Boggs Family