Tuesday, November 18, 2008
I'm a gift scrooge this year. I've never been the type to ask for a whole lot. I'm a pretty content person. Generally, I'm not that high-maintenance. This last year, God has really been speaking to me a lot about His kingdom. I feel like He's taking me on a journey towards selflessness more than ever. it's scary, but exciting, and freeing. Now, I'm not by any means an example of being selfless or generous. I just feel like on my way to becoming. God has really started with my heart and mind and soul on the whole issue. God is reviving the age-old mindset of taking care of the needy, and not becoming greedy, and I'm excited to be a part of that, and also to be in a church that's on a similar journey. So, this year, I've hit a dilemma. My family and friends have been asking me what I want for Christmas, and I actually feel kind of guilty giving them an answer. Just being an American, puts me in the "rich" category in the big picture. So, I kind of feel like a gift scrooge. I guess I really need to focus on being as much or more a giver than a receiver this Christmas. I think would be a great thing to all people give more than they receive this year. I think there's Bible verse about that.