With Christmas fast approaching, most of us are caught in the hustle and bustle of trying to find the perfect gift for everyone on our list. However, have you thought about what gift you’re going to give to the One we are actually celebrating? It can be easy to forget about who should be number one our list. Unfortunately, that is what Christmas has become in today’s culture.
Christmas originally began with the wise men coming to bow down before Jesus and giving Him the most prized gifts they could. It may seem like an impossible task when trying to decide what to get Jesus, but according to Pastor Rick Warren, here are 4 things He wants more than anything.
Jesus Wants Your Trust.
Faith is a voluntary matter. Jesus doesn’t have your trust unless you give it to him. He will never force it.
Put Jesus Above All Else In Your Life.
If anything or anyone other than Jesus holds first place in your life, it’s an idol. This Christmas, choose to make Jesus first in your finances, interests, relationships, and schedule— and even in your troubles.
Give Jesus your heart.
Your heart is what you love, what you value, and what you care about most. Jesus says, “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Luke 12:34 NIV). One important way you give Jesus your heart this Christmas is by giving your resources to his work. Jesus doesn’t need your money, but he wants what it represents — your heart.
Share Jesus With Others This Christmas Season.
God wants a family more than anything else this Christmas. He wants children who choose to love and trust him. It is the reason we celebrate Christmas. Invite someone to Jesus this Christmas. Tell someone about what Jesus has done in your life.
We love the gift ideas Pastor Warren has for Jesus this year. What do you think about them? Let us know in the comments.