Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world— the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever. -1 John 2:15-17
The Lord keeps reminding me that this season is not about me, what I want or what I'm going to get. It's about celebrating the birth of our Savior, gathering with our families & giving to those in need.
Lord, rid us of the desires of our flesh, especially the pride in possessions. Show us to be grateful for what we have and may we not forget You are our portion—the best gift we could ever have.