Because Jesus has revealed God's love for us by meeting our greatest needs, we can show our love for him by meeting the greatest needs of his people.
Christmas is all about incarnational giving and living. It's about giving more of yourself in personal, sacrificial relationship with those you know and love.
Spending less doesn't mean spending nothing. Rather, it means biblically evaluating how much you spend, what motives drive your spending, and how others are affected by it.
We all have obstacles to worship at Christmas, but we can worship God fully if we keep a willing, obedient, seeking, and sacrificial heart.
We can worship God fully when we understand who he truly is and the extent of what he has done for us.
By spending just a little less on gifts we free up our resources to love as Jesus loves by giving to those who truly need our help.
The most powerful, memorable gift you can give to someone is not material, but relational.
The humility of Advent should change the way we think about how to spend the resources God has entrusted to us.