Over the holidays, we can get so caught up in the hustle bustle that we can forget the true meaning of exchanging gifts. I don’t think we should take lightly the giving of gifts; it is far more than an annual obligation. It’s so much more . . .
3 Powerful Insights About Giving Gifts You Can Model for Your Kids
1. It takes your eyes off yourself and on to someone else.
“You should remember the words of the Lord Jesus: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35b NLT
2. You’re showing honor to those to whom you give the gift.
“They entered the house and saw the child with his mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave him gifts of gold,frankincense, and myrrh.” Matthew 2:11 NLT
3. You’re imitating Jesus who gave the gift of himself.
“For this is how God loved the world: He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 NLT
Beyond the giving of the physical gifts, remember your gifts are giving a little piece of yourself that honors the receiver. So this Christmas, first take time to cherish the most important gifts in your own life, your family and friends. Then, gift them with the most important gifts you have to give . . . your time, your full attention, and your unconditional love. Help your kids to learn to give these priceless gifts of self. Then, help them select or make gifts from their hearts to bless and show honor to others . . . the make their day kind of gifts! That’s modeling a lifestyle of meaningful giving to your kids, and that’s a great gift in itself.