Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Christmas Blessings . . . in You!

It’s a busy time of year, and with the present condition of the economy, finances are tight. Can you dare to believe that you are a gift to give to others? And that is enough?

When you attend a Christmas event, what do you bring that is special about you? When you walk into a room, what will you add?

When you write a card or note, what words and expressions of who God created you to be can bring encouragement, laughter, or peaceful assurance to others during this season?

When you offer a gift, does it say to the recipient, “I know you,” and even in its simplicity, does it give a little of yourself?

When Jesus came as a little babe, he gave himself. Yes, he is the very best gift of the Christmas season for all of us, but when we give of ourselves—especially as expressions of who God created us to be—we help others discover and believe that God exists and that he cares.

This year, instead of obligatory gifts and cards, look for ways to slide away from the expectations and get creative. Do something daring and new that has your God-given personality all over it!

Have a blessed Christmas being fully you!


Emii said...

What a great & true post! I'm going to get to work doing creative presents right now :)


Hillary said...

What an awesome post. Thank you :)

Jan Kern said...

Emii, you are precious and created in God's image--I'm positive you have so much to give. Enjoy your creative gift giving--especially of yourself!

Jan Kern said...

Hilary, thank you for stopping by and encouraging me!

I hope the Christmas season is filled with encouragment for you as you pour out to others the gifts God has given you!