10. The Word
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Christmas is a great opportunity to pay forward the message of truth and life that has set us free. Rather than focusing on what they believe and where they stand, the gift we give from our hearts should reflect the One who resides in it through the Holy Spirit from the moment we receive the grace of Christ. 1 Corinthians 16:14 says, “Let all that you do be done in love.”
Take time in daily prayer to ask for God’s guidance towards a verse to encourage a certain person on our hearts. Or, it can be a verse that has been an encouragement to us in the past that we choose to pay forward. The VOICE version of 1 Corinthians 16:14 states, “Let love prevail in your life, words, and actions.” There are many ways to spread God’s Word at Christmastime. A coffee mug or a journal adorned with Scripture, a daily devotional book or simple bracelet with a cross and a verse on it. Hebrews 4:12 reminds us that God’s Word can stand on it’s own, so we needn’t worry too much about what verse or gift to give. If it displays God’s word, He’ll take it from there.
“The word of God, you see, is alive and moving; sharper than a doubleedged sword; piercing the divide between soul and spirit, joints and marrow; able to judge the thoughts and will of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12).
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Meg encourages others to seek Him first through her life as a stay-at-home mom, career as a freelance writer, teaching Emoti-moms Weekly Bible Study, and leading the kids worship teams at her local church. She resides in a small, Northern lake town with her husband of ten years, two daughters, and their Golden-doodle. Meg writes about everyday life within the love of Christ on her blog, http://sunnyand80.org.