Make the Most of Christmas - by yesHEis

Devotional



Magnetic generosity draws people to Jesus


Have you ever been surprised by someone’s generosity at Christmas? Christmas has a way of making us think about other people’s needs before our own – defying the natural selfish tendencies of humanity.

Generosity is not based on your economic status, nor is it determined by the size of your bank account; but rather by the size of your heart towards others. Generosity is the habit of giving without persuasion. It has no social bounds.

To put it simply, generosity can be a very effective way to share Jesus at Christmas time.

Christmas celebrates God’s generous gift of Jesus. Isaiah 9:6 says that God gave His Son to the world, who would be a Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace. Philippians 2:4-8 says that Jesus gave up his place of privilege in heaven to live a life as a man and ultimately gave up that life as an act of generous love that can inspire our own acts of generosity towards others.

Here’s how your generosity at Christmas time can be a powerful way to share Jesus:

  • Generosity creates opportunity – it stands out in a culture of self-promotion.
  • Generosity has power when it is devised and planned.
  • Generosity will bless the hearts of those who receive it – people who don’t know Jesus can experience a slice of God’s kingdom.
  • Generosity stretches your faith – it builds your trust in God.
  • God reaches the world through the generosity of His people.

There are countless other moments and verses in the Bible that show the beauty and power of generosity. Without a doubt, having a generous spirit is the most rewarding and most effective way to live as a Christian. It is also the most effective way to lead people to Jesus.

Make the most of Christmas and use the power of generosity to point people towards Jesus.