I had a full-blown Advent make-over in mind…a complete overhaul of all my bodily, spiritual, mental, financial and house clutter. Of course I fell in the trap of DOING too much instead of focussing on less this Advent period and quickly started to feel an alarming sense of overwhelm.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
I feel very blessed, ridiculously, wildly, extravagantly blessed by the God of surprises. Mostly because of immaterial things like friends, husband, relationship with Jesus, healing, happiness, joy…
Psalms 23:1 KJV
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
…but I also value the material things I get to use in this life, like my home, or my clothes.
Today I went shopping with my husband for supplies and decorations for our nursery. I feel a bit ashamed of my wealth. That I can just go to a shop and buy what I want (need?). But I choose to give thanks today and be aware of the rich blessings I received again.