Don’t act all surprised! You knew it was coming. It comes on the same day on the calendar every year. And every year you act like it just popped up out of nowhere 🙂 It didn’t, but it just feels that way.
So lets make a deal to have a debt free and stress free Christmas. Money worries so many times can suck the joy right out of the holiday if you allow it to. Why? Because you feel obligated to purchase gifts for others? You feel committed to buying your kids the latest high tech expensive items just because they asked for them? You feel that giving of your time and yourself is not enough to celebrate the holidays? Well let’s get it straight now and every year going forward.
Christmas is not about crowded shopping malls and mountains of gift wrapped surprises. Christmas is about Christ and His love for us. It’s His birthday and the most important gift given on this day should be gratitude and thanks and praise to Him for the sacrifice of His life for us.
Give love. Give peace. Give hugs. Give kindness. Give forgiveness. Give thanks.
Commit to a stress free, love filled holiday. Give only gifts that you can afford. No more debt.
Isaiah 9:6 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.