Confession 210: I Already Have

This past Sunday, my husband preached a sermon on gratitude in which he spoke of the appropriateness of Thanksgiving coming prior to Christmas.  As we’ve been trying to explain to our 5 year old with the mile long Christmas list, Thanksgiving is important because it calls us to remember what we already have BEFORE we start listing our wants.  And so, I thought I would put together an I Already Have list for this week to remind myself as I’m being inundated with “spectacular deals” for Black Friday that I already have more than enough.

I Already Have…..
Love in Abundance
A loving husband, two beautiful boys, parents and in-laws who show me what unconditional love truly means, a sister who is my best friend, best friends who are my sisters, a church home filled with God’s Spirit, online friends and writers to share the Christian journey with, God himself dwelling within my heart.
I Already Have….
Security Within My Citadel
A roof that is paid for, warmth and coolness at the touch of a button, cabinets filled with food, milk to drink, blankets made with love, clothes for every season, 3 jackets, 2 coats, shoes and boots, freedom to worship, freedom to pray, freedom to walk down the streets of our town unharmed, a safe community,sleep uninterrupted by violence, fear, or hunger, neighbors who look out for one another. 
I Already Have….
Time for Every Activity Under the Heavens
Quality time to spend with my children each day, time to write, time to study God’s Word, time to give to others, time to engage in ministry, time to cook meals for my family, time to clean up the messes of the day, time to visit friends and family, time to scrapbook, time to begin new projects, time to waste.
I Already Have….
Enough
Enough love, enough security, enough time, enough resources to do all that God has asked me to do.
And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:19
Blessings and Peace,
Sara   

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4 thoughts on “Confession 210: I Already Have

  1. Charming's Mama says:

    Great list Sara and such a timely reminder. I truly have been blessed with all my needs and the wants, well, there not so important in the grand scheme of things now are they. Learning to be content in what we have is truly a gift.

  2. Angie Vik says:

    This is a great post. What a great outlook. Love the thought of What I Already Have. I also love your comment about your sisters being your best friends and best friends who are your sisters.

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