Choosing The Best Christmas Gift Ever Spiritually
Christmas comes once each year. It is a time to lavish our loved ones with good gifts. Which is the best gift that will leave a lasting impression upon those we regard highly?
The world celebrates Christmas once every year in many ways. The 25th of December is an international holiday that is marked with pomp, glamour and expenditure that knows no bounds. Christmas has often been linked with superstition and beliefs that have little or no bearing upon matters of faith. It has gradually been transformed into a day when we remember the birth of Jesus Christ. The irony is that nobody knows when Christ was born.
People go out of their way to make merry hosting lavish wild parties. Others host banquets, buy expensive gifts for loved ones. Some people go into seclusion to meditate over the past, their successes and failures. For many people, Christmas is a time to remember your family and loved ones.
Meaningful Christmas Gifts
When buying a gift, the key issue in selecting a gift is personalization of whatever we choose. However, it is better still to appreciate what God has given to us. It is important to buy a meaningful gift. What is the best gift for Christmas? A personalized gift that is chosen according to the will of God will go a long way towards fulfilling the desires of his heart and also bless the receiver forever. It will leave a lasting impression.
Of God’s will
How do we fulfill his will? God wills that we “Seek the Kingdom of God and his righteousness and all other things will be added unto us”. God’s kingdom is wherever he can be found. He prefers to be found inside a human being like you and me. God desires to dwell in us. He wants us to be his habitation. We become righteous. How can we become righteous men and women? Simply trust, look up and say “Lord come into my heart and make me the righteousness of God”
Buying Christmas Gifts
Christmas Gifts Chosen according to God’s Will
Now that you have asked God to make you his righteousness, you will be operating in his will. Proverbs 15 verse 29 says “The lord is far from the wicked but he hears the prayer of the righteous” Also in James 5 verse 16 says “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much”. You are now ready to be heard. You can now buy meaningful Christmas gifts chosen according to God’s will. You can now choose your gifts with your loved ones in mind liberally. Some of the best gifts can be chosen according to God’s command in Ephesians 6 verse 11 that we “Put on the whole armor of God that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the evil one”. The armor comprises many clothing items. Simply pick your items and make them special by offering them to God in prayer to represent various spiritual armor items stated in Ephesians 6verse 14 to 17 indicated below;
Bad Christmas Gifts
Types of Christmas gifts
A nice hat, cap, trilby, Stetson, fur or felt hat, in Christmas colors protects us from harmful radiation or the harsh blasts of the wind. It spiritually represents the helmet of salvation to protect our mind where key spiritual battles are fought. Let your Christmas hat or cap represent your helmet of salvation as you pray “Lord, let this hat be the helmet of salvation”.
A jacket, blazer or sweater chosen in Christmas colors protects our vital organs behind our ribcage form exposure to harm. They spiritually represent the breastplate of righteousness that protects us from the enemy’s arrows. Let your jacket be the breastplate of righteousness.
A belt holds our cloths firmly together preventing them from interfering with our walk or work. Many people regard a belt as a piece of clothing that simply enhances our attire. A spiritual belt ensures that we walk in truth, which is a vital virtue in God’s kingdom. Get your loved ones a belt of truth.
A good shoe goes a long way towards protecting our feet from harmful projections on the ground. This ensures safe travel from place to place. There are many varieties of shoes to choose from. There are open shoes or sandals, closed shoes, boots, moccasins, clogs, stilettos and many others. God wills that our feet should be covered with the preparation of the gospel of peace. Be always ready to share the Good News.
One of the best gifts we can give to our loved ones is something to mold their entire being through the mind. The word in The Book (Bible) goes a long way towards transforming and renewing our minds. The word is the sword of the spirit. It is a double-edged sword. Let your loved ones get the word through a nice leather-bound Bible.
Take the shield of faith. A shield quenches fiery darts from the enemy. Faith comes by hearing the word of God. We listen to the word, if we do what it says in faith, the whole truth is finally revealed to us. The walk of righteousness is a walk in faith. It is impossible to please God without faith. And yet faith without works is dead. Let a loved one get a gift that represents the shield of faith.
The Armor of Light
Put on the armor of light. Christ is the light of this earth. He is the light in his dwelling place. He shines on our path and at our feet to give us direction and a sense of purpose in our lives. When we allow Christ to walk into us, we, by so doing, put on the armor of light. We start walking in the light. Let your Christmas gift represent the armor of light.
The Armor of Righteousness
Righteousness is not of men and women. Righteousness belongs to God. When Christ comes into us, he imputes righteousness to us so that we who were dead in sin are changed into the righteousness of God. We become acceptable to God. We become children of God. We start to walk in righteousness. Christ in us serves as our armor of righteousness. Trials come but we overcome them and conquer together with Christ in us. Put on the armor of righteousness this Christmas and be the righteousness of God.
The Gifts God asked of Israel
Did you know that God loves gifts? He loves the best gifts. He considers best that which is according to his will. He commands that we give gifts with a purpose. He once said “Let them not come empty handed”. God’s requests from Israel were all meaningful and relevant to his habitat.
Exodus 25:1-8 says
“And the Lord spoke unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring me an offering. Of every man that gives it willingly with his heart you shall take my offering. And this is the offering which you shall take of them; gold, and silver, and brass, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats' hair, and rams' skins dyed red, and badgers' skins, and shittim wood, oil for the light, spices for anointing oil, and for sweet incense, onyx stones, and stones to be set in the ephod, and in the breastplate. And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.”
No matter what kind of Christmas you want to have, no matter what you ask for, be it gold, silver, brass, blue, purple, scarlet or fine linen or myrrh, If it is not according to God’s will, it will all be vanity when Christmas is over and gone. Give a meaningful long lasting gift to your loved ones this season. When we put on Christ, he comes into us with faith by faith. Christmas without faith is dead and hence is not for righteous men and women.
I wish you a Merry Christmas and a long everlasting life.