Who Said Giving Is Better Than Receiving?

Eric Baumann  —  December 22, 2011 — 6 Comments

One of the joys of the Christmas season is giving. I love to watch as my loved ones open a gift that I picked especially for them. It can warm the heart. I think I am a giver by nature. I love to offer what I can to people, whether it’s time, advice, encouragement, an extra hand to carry the load or a simple gift. It’s just in my DNA…but…sometimes I give, give, give and my tank runs low and I have to stop and just receive.

Let’s be honest. We like to give, but sometimes it’s better, if not necessary, to receive. If we are not careful, we can run our emotional, physical or relational tanks so low that we don’t have anything left to give. So, my Christmas challenge to you is this…

…take some time this week or next to just relax a little and receive while you give. Both are important. Find balance this next year. I’ll leave ya with these encouraging words from the One who started Christmas…and no it’s not Santa…lol:

Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me-watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly. — Jesus

Have a restful and relaxing Christmas. My family and I are so blessed to be a part of your lives, thanks for letting us in:)

So, what about you? What do you need to receive today in order to fill your emotional, physical or relational tanks and find balance in your life?

Eric Baumann

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6 responses to Who Said Giving Is Better Than Receiving?

  1. Good word for this and every season… my wife and I found that it was hard to receive. It is humbling and we are often not deserving. It is important to receive so that the giver may find a blessing. And that is what this life abundant is all about receiving God’s Perfect Gift…. Merry Chistmas P.E. Love you and your family

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