Thanksgiving 50 Days
[2021 Counting Omer] Day 50 Entering the Calling
God has a plan for each of us in our lives, and this plan is at the same time part of His plan for the world. We are called, and we need to step into it by faith and live out that call step by step through Him. Do you know what God's call is in your life? Does the workplace you are in have anything to do with your calling? How will you equip and prepare yourself for your calling?
For many are called, but few are chosen. (Matthew 22:14)
How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! (Psalm 139:17)
Prayer: Ask God to reveal His call to us and how to prepare ourselves for that call.
[2021 Counting Omer] Day 49 Seeking God
When we are faced with choices, how do we choose? When we face difficulties, how do we solve them? Will we follow our own preferences, our own methods, or are we willing to come to God and seek His choice and His method? How do you usually make decisions? Do you involve God in your decision?
I have taught you the way of wisdom; I have led you in the paths of uprightness. (Proverbs 4:11)
Prayer: Ask God to help us seek more of His will.
[2021 Counting Omer] Day 48 Fellowship with one another
It pleases God that the body of Christ should have fellowship with one another and grow together in love. In the community life, we can discern and strengthen one another to keep us walking in the heart of God. God also tends to shape our lives in our interactions with other members. In the midst of your busy life, do you still have constant fellowship with other members?
Not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. (Hebrews 10:25)
Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. (James 5:16)
I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, (Ephesians 4:1)
From whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love. (Ephesians 4:16)
Prayer: Ask God to help us build up one another and grow together with believers.
[2021 Counting Omer] Day 47: The Collaboration of Gifts
God has given us gifts to serve with one another and to build up the church. How can your gifts be collaborated with other members of the body of Christ? How do you think you can use your gifts more effectively in community?
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: (1 Peter 4:10)
And He gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, (Ephesians 4:11-12)
Prayer: Ask God to teach us how to serve with members in partnership with one another.
[2021 Counting Omer] Day 46 Gift: Healing
God gives us the authority to pray for healing. The healing power is in God, not in us. However, it seems that God uses some people specifically as vessels for healing. Do you pray for healing for the sick? Do you pray for healing with compassion? If you do not see a miracle, will you still believe and continue to pray for the sick?
To another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, (1 Corinthians 12:9).
I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive. (Romans 16:17-18)
Prayer: Ask God to give us faith and mercy to pray for healing.
[2021 Counting Omer] Day 45: The gift of Exhortation
Exhortation is the gift of being able to understand the heart and use words and methods that are comfortable and easily accepted to encourage and persuade people to return to the right path. Those who have this gift are suitable to be church pastors or counselors. Do you think you have the gift of exhortation? How can you use this gift to edify members?
The one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness. (Romans 12:8)
Prayer: Ask God to help us discover the gift of exhortation for the edification of the members.
[2021 Counting Omer] Day 44 Gift: The gift of governing things
The gift of administrating refers to a person who is enthusiastic, systematic, organized, and able to organize his or her work properly. Such a person can effectively help a church or ministry function. Do you think you have the gift of administrating?
And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues. (1 Corinthians 12:28)
Prayer: Ask God to help us discover the gift of administrating