In the spirit of Christmas in July, I have an article featured on Encouragement Café today that I would love for you to read and then come back and share your ideas and thoughts in the comment section.
Here is just a small sample of what you will see:
“Freely you have received; freely give.” (Matthew 10:8b NIV)
When most people think about Christmas, their mind immediately goes to the gifts. The beautiful packages, each hand-made or selected with great care and wrapped with love. It is during this season that people are in the giving frame of mind. We are reminded of the gift God gave to us – His Son Jesus. Therefore, it is almost second nature to reach out to those around you and give at Christmas. However, what happens when the calendar turns up to the New Year? It is like giving takes a back seat until the holidays roll back around.