Pride in Possessions

posted on: 12.05.2011

© hokipoki
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.

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  1. amen to that. It's hard sometimes too but when you really get into that spirit of giving everything is so sweet!

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  2. so true. so hard sometimes to remember when you're surrounded by everyone and everything telling you to buybuybuy. i'm also leaving on a massive trip on Christmas day which i'm so excited about but so distracted by. your post helped me to sit back and remember that this day is one of the greatest gifts in our lives as Christ followers - our Saviour and Hope is born! how amazing!!

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  3. Amen sister, well said . . .

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  4. Beautifully said. I recently won a giveaway to give $500 to the charity Feeding America. It was the best gift I could have received. Enjoy the gracious spirit of the holidays and all the love you are blessed with!

    I hope you'll check out my blog, plus a link up called Wish! {out loud} that I hope you'll participate in!

    http://flyingfarandfree.blogspot.com/

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  5. Beautiful. So many times we forget this.. and this season that is supposed to be about HIM gets turned into a season about us. Not right.

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  6. I am deff dealing with this right now.
    just earning how to be very loose with material things
    I didnt realize iw asnt
    but im learning how to FULLY give God everything..
    that's trust

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