(Photo by Selma Komisky)
Our Note to Guys: Christ in Christmas
By Sarah and Selma Komisky
QUESTION: How would you encourage guy readers to be intentional in keeping Christ in Christmas?
“He has told you, O man, what is good; and what the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.”
– Micah 6:8 (ESV)
This is our prayer for you.
“I think the devotional I read this morning answered that question perfectly. Hebrews 12:3 tells us to ‘consider Christ’ while we are striving and running. The way we can be intentional about keeping Christ in Christmas is to first consider him in all things this season.”
“Personally my opinion, they need to stay plugged into their own kind! MAN kind! Their accountability brothers! Step out of SELF and be of service with and for other men. Men of all ages (NO women). It’s not about the ‘shop till you drop’ or run out of money, whichever comes first, or the wining and dining and going all out to impress your girl or others. Jesus is the reason for the season. Even in a ‘real mans’ world!! How powerful it is to make a difference in someone’s life to make a stand for Jesus, to lead others and make a Christlike imprint in someone’s life for eternity!! What a great gift!! To be bold and share eternal life with their brothers! We get to celebrate the greatest birth ever, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Happy birthday Jesus! In my opinion, there is nothing more attractive than a godly man that lives for Jesus and speaks godly truth. These men truly know how to LOVE.”
“To encourage guy readers to be intentional in keeping the Christ in Christmas, I would encourage them to be disciplined and make time to pray and talk to God every morning first thing. When you are making time to be with Christ, it is hard to lose sight of Him.”
“You have a unique and powerful story that Jesus is creating. This Christmas season tell someone about how God has blessed you and helped you. Your spoken faith may just point someone to Christ who needs the hope of a Savior.”
“First thing that comes to mind is to not allow yourself to get caught up in “one-upping” each other with gifts and fancy decorations and who has the best party. Keep it simple. Focus on WHY we have Christmas. WHO it’s really about. WHAT HE did for us 33 years later. WHERE we will be someday if we are believers and followers of Him. HE is the Gift of Christmas.”
“Read one chapter of the book of Luke each day and on Christmas Eve, you will have read an entire account of Jesus’ life! On Christmas Day, you will know why you celebrate Christmas!”
“It’s OK to say no. Sounds simple, but in a time of holiday hustle, it’s easy to forget. Sometimes, it’s more meaningful to keep it basic. Scaling down to practice presence with God and others will give room for you to connect more and add meaning to Christmas. Elevating Jesus shows what matters in life.”