Tis the Season, But what’s your Reason?

I love everything that Christmas truly stands for. Christmas is the celebration of the birth of our savior. It is about Him, all He has done for us and continues to do for us. He is not only the reason for the season, He is the reason for existing. Unfortunately in this day and age it seems that some are trying to turn this significant celebration of the birth of Christ into a commercialized, material-driven “Holiday”. Jesus was not sent to us in the form of man in order to save us from our sin just so that 2,000 years later our trees could be jam packed with presents.

 

A Picture Is Worth 1000 Words

A Picture Is Worth 1000 Words

I see people left and right getting into piles of debt just so that they can keep up with materialistic expectations that our kids have. What makes it worse is that they are learning these ways from us! I am not saying that gifts are bad and we should not buy anything for our kids at all. What I am trying to say is let’s start digging deeper into the true meaning of why we celebrate and let that pour over into our kids. We need to show our kids that even if we didn’t have a cent to buy them any toys we should be filled with joy because our savior is enough. Through His example we can show them ways to be kind to others in love and everything else Jesus Christ encompasses, in various ways, and not only during Christmas.

"The Best Things In Life Are Not Things."

“The Best Things In Life Are Not Things.”

 

Meet Janessa!! I said Cheese and I am guessing she thought she was going to eat cheese because she began praying.

Meet Janessa!! I said Cheese and I am guessing she thought she was going to eat cheese because she began praying.

My daughter is a bit over 2 years old but she is already so smart and absorbs information all around her. The things she remembers and knows astonishes me on a daily basis.

I want to start a tradition with her this year. I plan on having a present for Jesus Christ for His birthday so that I can explain to her why we are celebrating. My idea is to find a manger or have one made (my cousin works wonders with wood), have it wrapped so when she opens it she can see the scene of His birth. Then I will read to her the story of how our savior came to this world and as she is listening I will show her each and every person in the nativity scene so she can visually comprehend as well.

 

Be Intentional!

Be Intentional!

I believe we must be intentional when we are showing our kids who God is and why He so mercifully and graciously sent us a savior when we were least deserving. I want this tradition to carry out threw our lives and fill our years with joy. Perhaps Janessa will want to do the same when she has a child of her own one day. (One day far, far away lol)

I encourage you all, if you haven’t already, to start traditions with your families that encompass the values and beliefs that matter the most in this world. If you have a tradition like this or any other I would love to hear all about them. I pray you all have a wonderful and Merry Christmas this year enjoying what truly matters. God bless my brothers and sisters.

Sincerely,

4rm Party Girl To Praying Woman

Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” ~ Hebrews 13:5

And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” ~Luke 12:15

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30 thoughts on “Tis the Season, But what’s your Reason?

  1. Showing the real value of the Christmas Holidays really do begins with the parents, with family members, and with traditions. I agree that the true spirit of this season is on spirituality. Your post reminds us of this and I thank you for that.

    • Yes ma’am it does. If we do not past such important things such as morals, values and beliefs down to our children we run great risks. Thank you for stopping by and I am glad you enjoyed the post. God bless you and I hope you have a Merry Christmas!

  2. Agreed! We are big on traditions here and implementing those to our child… I tend to buy gifts through out the year when I see something that I think a family member would like and keep them until Christmas… that way I am not spending lots of mula every December…

    • What a great idea! I want to do that this upcoming year if I can keep the surprises to myself. My husband and I can hardly contain ourselves when it comes to gift giving. It’s so hard to wait. lol Thanks for your input! God bless and I hope you have a Merry Christmas!

    • Me too! I’m really excited to be able to start a tradition this year! God bless and I hope you have a Merry Christmas!

  3. It’s hard nowadays to teach your kids the true meaning and value of Christmas. I really appreciate your views on this! I couldn’t agree more! That George Carlin quote is hilarious too! Thanks for sharing.

    • Yes it really is. Our intentionality, prayers and spiritual guidance from God is so vital. I’m glad you liked the quote, I thought it was fitting and something different to lighten a serious subject. I’m glad you enjoyed the post, thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a Merry Christmas, God bless!

  4. I’ve never really been about the gift recieving but more of the giving, and the feeling Christmas has to offer. With family gathered around with good food and cheer, especially at my parents house with the fire place set, having children running around excited for Santa’s arrival.

    • Same here! I love giving gifts way more than receiving them. I am going to attempt to make tamales with my cousin for the first time this year. I grew up watching my grandmother make them so this should be very interesting. Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a Merry Christmas and God bless!

    • Yes me too, super crazy! Thank you I am trying to be as intentional with her as possible in her young years. I only wish I knew God’s love sooner in life. I appreciate you stopping by and I hope you have a Merry Christmas! God bless.

    • I couldn’t agree more Michelle! My sister has the same name, love it. Thanks for your input I hope you have a Merry Christmas and God bless!

  5. I love this article! We started very early with words of encouragement to our children and after every action prompting them to think if it was a positive or negative. I’m so happy with my teen’s choices, he’s going to make a fine adult.

    • Thank you Tanya. That is so encouraging to hear! I pray the same for my daughter! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a Merry Christmas, God bless!

  6. The meaning of Christmas has become so diluted through media and large retailers. Your idea is great to teach your daughter about the birth of Christ. So important.

    • Yes it has. It’s as if the world wants to celebrate Christmas without Christ and that’s not right! Thank you I’m hoping she’ll understand some of this at 2 because she already understands so much. I hope you have a Merry Christmas and God bless.

    • Yes, Lauren I hate it too! But it warms my heart to see so many like yourself being intentional and wanting to make sure that Christ stays in Christmas even if you can only control that in your home because that’s where it starts. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a Merry Christmas and God bless.

  7. This is beautiful! My parents have this tradition that we always bake a cake on Christmas, light a candle and sing Happy Birthday to Jesus 🙂 even now that we’re all way older, we still do it and it’s been the best tradition in my opinion. I can’t wait to pass that on to my own children and truly show them what the season is all about!

    • Thank you Jess. I love your tradition so much!! I think I will incorporate that into our tradition as well. Thanks for that input! Love it! I hope you have a Merry Christmas and God bless!

  8. We had a little nativity scene that we got out every advent and had sitting in the fire place until after Christmas. We always went to the Christmas service at our church every year too. Now, unfortunately my family is too big to all spend it together. When I have kids I’ll make sure they know the values they should associate Christmas with!

    Katie ❤

    • Aww I love how those memories have stuck with you and how you plan to continue them when you start your family! I hope you have a Merry Christmas and God bless! 🙂

    • When I saw his quote I just knew I had to incorporate it into the post. And I couldn’t agree more. If I could have one thing this Christmas it would be to see my mom again. But one day…:-) I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and God bless you!

    • Thank you! It really is easy to get caught up in especially in this tech savy world we live in. I hope you have a Merry Christmas and God bless!

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