What is the best gift we can give our kids this year?
In light of Black Friday and Cyber Monday we are constantly being bombarded with gifts we can buy for our families. It’s sometimes overwhelming trying to find the perfect gift for the perfect price.
Material gifts are a valuable way of telling our children and family that we love them. But, it isn’t the only way. It also might not be the most important type of gift we can offer them.
One of the best gifts we can offer our kids for 2019 is this: our healing. We want to be able to give ourselves wholly to loving them. The only way we can do this is if we are wholly healed.
Healing comes by recognizing pain. Not just the negative outcomes of our pain, but the reason our pain is there in the first place. True healing that God brings to our lives is to the deepest part of who we are. It moves past the symptoms and straight to the root issue.
When we don’t allow Gods love to touch certain areas of our lives, we will attempt to self-preserve and have compulsive behaviors that affect those closest to us, being our spouses and our children.
If we are uncomfortable with love, we will be uncomfortable with God because God is love.
Our encouragement to you in this Holiday season is to allow the Counselor, The Holy Spirit to take you on a journey of healing you never knew possible. He really does care about those deep areas of pain that no one else knows about. When we allow him to do His healing work in us, we will become His love to our kids in a way we didn’t know possible.
Give your kids amazing gifts this Christmas season, with your healing being the best one of all. They will thank you for the rest of their lives for it.