With the majority of us purchasing gifts for our loved ones at Christmas, I have an idea. 🙂
While this may not be a new idea for some, it has offered me a refresh button on the idea of gift giving.
When you write your list of names and gift ideas, make a second list of just the names.
Take a few moments and think about each person,
where they are in life and how prayer and God’s truth may bless them.
Pray and find a scripture that applies to each person in an encouraging way.
Write the scripture address and/or the text next to the names on that second list.
It may take some extra time to do this activity, however, God’s word does not return void. (Isaiah 55:11) Also, you’ll be resting in His word just a little bit more, which is part of the reason for these devotions.
Now, when you do give the gift include a note stating that you’re praying this scripture for them in the coming year.
A more subtle way to do this would be to create your gift tags and put the scripture on them.
I hope these suggestions will bring a little peace to your holiday shopping and gift giving. I love to give gifts and adding a special sentiment including God’s word, or prayer is the best thing we can give.
In what ways have you creatively shared God’s love with others during the Christmas season?