Common Cares of Christmas – #3
Decorating your home, shopping for gifts, preparing a wonderful meal, traveling to see family and friends are all common activities during the Christmas season. Each activity requires one thing, money, money, money! This week’s common care of Christmas deals with our Finances.
One of the things that can be greatly impacted during the holidays is our finances. Have you ever heard families/couples fuss over the finances at Christmas? Often times people spend more money purchasing and giving gifts during this season than any other time of the year. Giving is a wonderful thing, the Bible says that “it is more blessed to give than receive” (Acts 20:35). Giving doesn’t always mean spending money. We can give of ourselves, our time and our money. If you are not in a position to give financially this season, I encourage you to give of yourself or give of your time.
One of the common problems with finances during Christmas is that people tend to spend money that they really don’t have. If you have to borrow or charge on your credit cards with no means to pay it off right away this can create a problem. Some take their bill money to purchase gifts and then are a month behind after Christmas. We have to live after Christmas so let’s be wise with how we use our money during the holidays. There are many ways to express love for one another without over extending yourself financially.
We must remember the real meaning of Christmas and know that its all about the birth of Jesus Christ. Don’t allow the finances to be a problem in your household. No matter what your situation, choose to focus on Christ instead of the finances. If you are in a season of financial abundance, be sure to give and be a blessing to others.
Until next week . . .