I’m not getting my husband a present for Christmas this year and he’s not getting me one either. In fact, my children won’t receive any gifts from us as well. It’s not because we have an issue with gift giving, but rather, it’s because we don’t have any money to buy them. (The only reason why I am able to write this blog post is because my husband needs the use of the internet for his business!)
Any money that the Lord has given to us has been for the basic necessities of our lives.
It was the same situation last Christmas. 🙁
Sometimes my heart gets heavy knowing I can’t bless my family with things they’d enjoy, but I know it weighs even heavier on my Beloved’s heart being that he is a man, the head of our home, and the provider for our family.
So, instead of dwelling on what I won’t get or what I can’t give in the material sense, I thought about what is it that I can give, in the spiritual sense; knowing that whatever I do give, is like bringing Christ silver and gold.
Whether you have a boatload of money in your bank account and you are able to bless others or your pockets are bare, it’s what’s in your heart that matters to the King of Kings.
So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7
Perhaps this Christmas you make the decision to give Jesus silver in the form of a loving countenance towards your family rather than a stressed out attitude like Martha. (Your husband and children will appreciate that.)
Or your silver can be a form of contentment…
- Regardless of what is or isn’t under the tree.
- Regardless of who’s not treating you in a loving way.
- Regardless of the health challenges you face.
- Regardless of the obstacles that you are dealing with.
Maybe you can give a box of gold to Christ in the form of graciousness that needs to be extended to someone….perhaps that someone is your husband?
Is it quite possible that your husband needs to be appreciated, affirmed and respected more, in spite of your circumstances? Wouldn’t that make a great gift? I am sure it would bless his heart.
Be creative. Come up with some of your own ideas of how you can bring the Babe in the manger some silver and gold. I am sure if you ask the Holy Spirit for some guidance in this area, He will be more than willing to help you!
A peak inside my heart……♥
My silver and gold for Christ is being content with our situation and letting my husband know just that! It isn’t always easy for me to dwell in Christ because my flesh gets in the way, but I think for one day I can do my best to bring Him silver and gold this Christmas.
Live a poured out life for the Master,
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