GET THE “HOLIDAY HIGHS”
Avoid The “Blue Blue Christmas”
Everyone wants to get into the “spirit” and feel the feelings of the happy holidays and giddy childlike fun. Many remember the anticipation of a beautiful Christmas with family, food, yuletide cheer, gifts for all, holly and mistletoe and joy permeating the air.
You can overcome the the “holiday blues”and the lonely poor me, no one cares syndrome. Get rid of “doobe, doobe, down down blues”. Here are a few words to make your Christmas the very best imaginable.
HAVE AN EXTRA ORDINARY CHRISTMAS
Think out of the Box
SELECT SOMEONE YOU DON’T KNOW WELL
Do something nice, unexpected, thoughtful and generous for them. Surprise them with a small gift of love or service or visit or coffee/dinner treat. Invite them into your home or go to an event together. Think about what would bless them at this time of year. Maybe they are alone or facing some difficulty. Give some time to them and you will reap the blessings of a extra ordinary Christmas.
WRITE A CHRISTMAS LETTER OF APPRECIATION
Perhaps the best gift you could give family or friends is a note of gratitude for what they mean to you. Everyone relishes appreciation and acceptance and adoration. Give the gift of a love letter to them. Write about their character qualities and the blessings you received from them. You can deepen your relationships by expressing your love in this way. Communicate your words of thanks and joy for them being in your life. This will give you an extra ordinary Christmas too.
GIVE A GIFT TO A MISSIONARY
They live each day trusting God to let them bless others. You can be a blessing to them with a gift of love to meet their needs. Missionaries make many sacrifices. They sacrifice time and money and material things we take for granted. Don’t forget about your missionary friends this Christmas. Bless them and you will have an extra ordinary Christmas too.
THANK GOD FOR GIFT OF LIFE ITSELF
These happy children live in utter poverty in Haiti. But you would never know their desperate situation. Their joy is not what you think but it is a simple life with the Lord of all creation. We have so much to be thankful for in our world of wealth and prosperity. We are surrounded by so many good conveniences that go unappreciated. This Christmas why not make a list of all things we have for which to give thanks. You may want to offer that gratitude list back to the Lord as your Christmas gift to Him. When you do you will have a very extra ordinary Christmas also.
HOW TO HAVE AN EXTRA GREAT CHRISTMAS
RECOGNIZE THE TRUE REASON FOR THE SEASON
The babe in the manger was born to become the Savior of the world… full of people. “Oh come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord” You will have an EXTRA ORDINARY CHRISTMAS when you take time to adore, worship and bow down to follow Him.
HERE IS THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS
Jesus gave everything as a sacrifice and service to humanity. Now the ultimate for us is to give everything back to Him. “Dear Lord I offer myself, my work, my house, my car, my money, my resources, my family, my material possessions back to you as a love gift for life you have already given me.” Would you dare to make this your ultimate Christmas gift this season.
HIS PROMISED GIFT TO YOU
Jesus promised to give to all who totally offer everything to Him this gift. He will return 100 times over all which we offer back to Him. Matt. 19:29 That is the ultimate Christmas gift. We can never out give God. “Give and it shall be given you, pressed down, shaken together and running over” “For God so loved us that He GAVE” Would you dare give Him everything this year?
jungle ron and pam
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