Jay's eDevotionals  

Dec 4

The Wonder of Christmas…DON’T WASTE IT!

Don’t waste these holidays, but make them into HOLYdays.  Here are some suggestions:

1.  WORSHIP — Use an Advent Calendar. Sing Christmas Carols and focus on those powerful lyrics that feed your faith. Take advantage of special opportunities for corporate worship.  Make worship your lifestyle. Let every Christmas tree prompt you to look up and “fix your eyes upon Jesus.” (Hebrews 12:2)  Consistently choose to let the wonder of the incarnation wash over you and worship the Living Savior like it will be your last Christmas on earth!

2.  EVANGELISM — People are uniquely open to the claims of Christ at Christmas, so take advantage of open hearts. Use Christmas communications to share a testimony about the reality of your faith and the availability of the Lord’s love. Invite and then BRING people to church where they can hear God’s good news and embrace His grace.

3.  GIVING — The trappings of Christmas can become a trap. It is easy to focus on your own needs and lavish gifts on people who already have too much. Instead, give lavishly to support the eternal work of Christ by supporting the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering® and share the cure of Christ with our perishing world. Let King Jesus reign at the top of your Christmas list and give Him your greatest offerings by supporting His Great Commission mandate and ministering to “the least of these” (Matthew 25:40).

4.  SERVE — Visit a nursing home and give the gift of your time and compassion to forgotten people. Give Christmas gifts to a needy family. Help a neighbor in the name of Jesus. Let the spirit of Christ permeate your CHRISTmas and propel you to serve!

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