The number twelve in the scriptures represents the whole. The whole plan. Bringing things together to make a whole. Bringing people together to make a whole. I read this in a blog this morning and I don’t know if that is GOD’s idea of what 12 means but it does seem like most of the time 12 pieces/people/years did make up GOD’s perfect whole plan several times in the Bible. I just can’t seem to let it go so I have decided that it must be something The Holy Spirit is trying to show me.
I noted before that these first 12 days of April have been rocking my world. I have been reading and re-reading the 12th chapters of each book of the Bible and I have been pulled to Colossians over the past week. I was inspired to count today and discovered it is the 12 book in the NT.
Yesterday and today have me wanting to burst with joy and anticipation. Yet I hear the whisper in my ear, almost circling my head. “I’m not finished yet, there is more room in you to fill.
MORE! MORE! I am thankful for more but seriously, I already feel like exploding. I am grasping what David must have felt like when he danced naked in the streets. The wonderful part is “more room in you”. I expect that in my life there will never be a time when I have so completely died to self that there is no more work or things to empty me off but to know that just for a few hours or days I am literally empty enough for Christ to pour more of Himself into me brings me to my knees.
So I surrender once again but this time to MORE!
For now I will leave you with all some verse 12’s from Colossians (The Message)
1:12 Thanking the Father who makes us strong enough to take part in everything bright and beautiful that he has for us.
2:12 You’ve already been through it by submitting to baptism. Going under the water was a burial of your old life; coming up out of it was a resurrection, God raising you from the dead as he did Christ.
3:12 So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense.