Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Christmas Challenge-Simplified

I want to take a second to write a simplified version of the original post I wrote about Christmas. If you would like to read the whole thing, you can access it here.

I want to challenge us as Christians to start using Christmas as a time to bless others who live in extreme need, rather than using it as a time to bless ourselves, who live in extreme abundance.

Many people make similar challenges at Christmas each year, but the difference with this challenge is, you don't have to spend less or mark anyone off your are simply challenged to match whatever you do spend! Simply put: keep track of what you spend on your family for Christmas, and commit to give the same amount to URGENT physical and spiritual need in OUR world. There are countless ways you can do this...some suggestions are listed on my original post.

Imagine the difference we could make if even a small percentage of Christians committed to take this challenge each year!

We live in the richest nation in THE WORLD and people are starving a dying without basic necessities AND without the gospel all around us every day. Imagine the heartbreak we as a nation must cause for our neighboring countries.....not to mention OUR MAKER....when they see the extravagance we readily bless ourselves with each addition to our already wealthy status. 

Please consider taking this challenge with me and the other families who have already committed!