A Very Merry Christmas

"Christ-mas." When you think about it, the word literally means more of Christ. More Jesus in our homes, hearts, conversations, relationships. More Jesus in our priorities, choices and intentions. More Christ in us, through us, more Jesus in everything. What would it look like for us to reflect that all year long?

How can you bring more Jesus into your Christmas this year?
How can you be a light and share His light?

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they
may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.“ 
- Matthew 5:16

How do you want to remember this Christmas when you look
back on it years from now?



Reminders: 
- It’s not a competition. 
- Memories last longer than material things.
- The thought, intention and heart behind what you give is what lasts and is what they’ll remember most.
- Everyone wants to be seen, remembered, thought of; how can you give that to someone this year?
- Years later, people likely won’t remember the gifts they got, but they'll never forget the way someone made them feel.

Things you can give that aren’t "things":
Jesus
Sharing your story
Sharing your testimony
Sharing what God is currently doing in your life
Laughter
A smile
Kindness
Patience
Memories & moments
Encouragement
A compliment
Prayer
A listening ear
An invitation to church
An invitation to your home or a gathering
An experience
A Bible verse 
A worship song

Scriptures to read:
“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. 
Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
and shall call his name Immanuel.”
- Isaiah 7:14

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor,
Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
- Isaiah 9:6

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us,
and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten
of the Father, full of grace and truth.”
- John 1:14

"Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin
of the world!"
- John 1:29b

“The true light that gives light to everyone was coming
into the world."

- John 1:9 

"Every good gift, every perfect gift, comes from above. 
These gifts come down from the Father, the creator of the
heavenly lights, in whose character there is no change at all."

- James 1:17

 

A very Merry Christmas from all of us at EF to you & yours 
❤️
- Carly Lynn // @car1ylynn


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