The TMP Podcast

Spend Less | Paul Walker | Prepare the Way

December 10, 2023 The Meeting Place Church
The TMP Podcast
Spend Less | Paul Walker | Prepare the Way
Show Notes

When we allow Christmas to revolve around possessions, we raise barriers between our true selves and God’s command to love him above all things. This can make Advent more about the busy schedules and expectations we’re carrying than about preparing for Jesus. When our hearts are searching for something that can’t be bought in a store, we feel dissatisfied. So, what if we spent less? Instead of mindlessly shopping and spending more than we can afford, we can take the time to think about our purchases. We can resist the empire of more and declare that Jesus is worthy of our praise. By conserving some of the resources we would spend on material gifts, we can make a bigger impact by giving to someone in need or making memories with those we love. This is more than just an invitation to stop overspending, this is an invitation to celebrate in a new way. This year we can start a new tradition of spending compassionately and responsibly.