Monday, December 31, 2012

December 31st: The Seventh Day of Christmas

Today is December 31st- Happy "Seventh Day of Christmas"!

Today we think about the “Seven Swans A-Swimming” which represent seven (of the many) gifts of the Holy Spirit ("Charisms"- pronounced: Kare-ismz):
1) prophecy,

2) ministry,

3) teaching,

4) exhortation,

5) giving,

6) leading, and

7) compassion (Romans 12:6-8; cf. 1 Corinthians 12:8-11).

Today we contemplate on these spiritual gifts (and the many others not on this list, too) and we focus on how God gives them to us to enhance our role in His Mission to the world. We know that through these unique spiritual giftings, God intends us to uniquely bless the World.

We ask these questions: How has God’ created me to do his work? What are the works that He has already created for me to do?

Father God, Thank You for being our True Love,
Thank You for giving us physical life,
Thank You for enhancing our physical lives with
beautiful things and beautiful ways...
Beautiful things that we can see Your glory in our exterior lives, and
Beautiful ways that we might manifest your Glory and beauty to others through our interior lives.
Thank You for allowing us to participate in your mission of restoration and redemption to the world.
Help us to find new, exciting, creative, and wholly unique ways in which to reflect Your glory and thus
bring others into the Joy that is your Kingdom!

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