The typical American is stressed out at Christmas time. There are decorations to hang, family get-togethers to plan, and dozens of cookies to bake. But most stressful of all are the gifts to be purchased and given.
Who should get a gift? What should you get for them? Where is the best place to buy the gift? When should you give it? How can you do gift giving the right way?
God the Father, the ultimate gift-giving expert, offers these 5 tips for infusing joy into gift giving again.
The best Christmas present is given out of love not out of duty.
John 3:16 says
For God so LOVED the world that he GAVE his one and only Son that whoever believes in him should not perish, but will have eternal life.
Make sure your gift is given at just the right time. Not too early and not too late.
Galatians 4:4 says
But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law.
Build anticipation by creating a scavenger hunt or clues for finding the gift.
Matthew 2:1-3 says
Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”
Think “outside the box” when it comes to wrapping the gift.
Luke 2:7 says
She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.
Include various descriptive names of the gift so the receiver understands the gift’s full value.
Isaiah 9:6 says
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
These 5 tips will put you well on your way to a joy-filled gift giving season. If you need further gift giving guidance, consult the expert, God the Father, through prayer or in a Bible near you.
What other gift giving tips do you have from your experience with God’s gift giving? Let me know in the comments below!
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