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12 Days of Christmas~ Unwrapping the Gift of You! Day 12

December 23, 2011 by  
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Give Yourself the Gift of Freedom!

12 Days of Unwrapping the Gift of You

Day 12: The Gift of You

We have arrived at our final day! I am so excited for each of you. Some have won some amazing prizes from our generous sponsors and all have had an opportunity to discover the precious gift they are. Today I’d like to conclude our time together doing the hardest part of gift giving: waiting.

Every gift has to spend some time in the waiting room of life. Right now there are probably numerous presents waiting under your tree for eager smiling faces to rush down to open them Christmas morning. As busy as I’m sure you are today, it’s important for you to spend a few moments waiting as well. Waiting prepares you, strengthens you, encourages you and affirms you. There is power to be gained in God’s waiting room.

Wait for the LORD; be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD. – Psalm 27:14

Today’s Activity: Find a comfortable spot on the floor to sit near your Christmas tree. Listen to the first worship song: “Be Still” by Kari Jobe. As you listen, close your eyes, allow your heart and mind to release the tension from today. Take slow deep breaths and relax. Once the song finishes stay in this position and wait on the Lord to meet with you today.

Today’s 1st Worship Song: Kari Jobe – Be Still

And they shall be mine, says the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels. – Malachi 3:17

Every facet of your life is a potential testimony. Every point of transparency is a place for you to reflect the light of His love. Even your imperfections are a part of your unique beauty. Every intrinsic detail is cut into your life for a specific purpose. Every variation in the colors of your journey is placed there by design.  ~Excerpt from Set Free to Live Free: Breaking Through the 7 Lies Women Tell Themselves ©Revell

You are valuable to God. You are a treasure He desires to share with others. Do not allow life and busyness to rob you of the opportunity to give of yourself. The only one who can prevent you from experiencing all that God has for you is you. Today is the day to recognize the power of the gift inside you. You are one of God’s precious jewels, a diamond He is ready to reveal. Step out in confidence and prepare to spend 2012 unwrapped and freely sharing your gift.

Daily Prayer: Lord, thank you for meeting with me over these 12 days. Thank you for loving me enough to not allow me to stay wrapped and bound. Thank you for giving me the ultimate gift in your Son, Jesus. Thank you for the freedom Christ died for me to experience. I receive the gift of your freedom and I choose to share the gift of me. I now know that I am more than able to do every good work you have called me to, not because of who I am but because of who you are.

Today’s 2nd Worship Song: Vicki Yohe – Because of Who You Are

 

Saundra Dalton-Smith is a physician, teacher, wife, and mother who is passionate about helping women overcome the mental barriers that prevent them from living free in Christ. She combines the knowledge and compassion of her medical training with biblical principles to offer those bound by insecurity, anxiety, fear, and doubt her prescription for living free. To learn more about Saundra visit www.setfreetolivefreebook.com

 

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