Gift: Fear of the Lord (Wonder and Awe) – With the gift of wonder and awe (fear of the lord), we are aware of the glory and majesty of God. A person with wonder and awe knows that God is the perfection of all we desire: perfect knowledge, perfect goodness, perfect power, and perfect love.
Reading: And how can people preach unless they are sent? As it is written,n “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring [the] good news!” (Romans 10:15)
Observation: I was thinking about taking a picture of my feet to show the feet that were bringing the good news through this blog. After realizing that my feet just aren’t that beautiful, I thought that I should make reference to the beauty that others see in the blog that I created to bring the good news to the world, through how God is speaking to me through His Word. However, as my title says, I settled on the fact that it is more important to praise the feet of those that brought the good news to me over the years. My godfather and sponsor in the Church, Mike Dalton, his feet should be praised first for not only introducing me to the Church, but also to contemplative prayer. All the Pastors and Deacons that I have met over the past 20 years of faith should have their feet praised for sure. My mother and my wife should certainly have their feet praised for sticking with me during my years of backsliding. Last, but certainly not least, my spiritual Mother, Mary the Mother of God should have her feet praised for continuing to lead me back to her Son and helping me repent of my sinful ways.
Personification: Joy. I believe it is only with the Spirit of Joy that anything one or anything can be praised. It is for this reason that I will try to display the fruit of Joy that comes from the grace of God to me and all those who are repentant today.
Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner and on the whole world…Amen!