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Mercy Gift for Children

Mercy, as the tender ‘feeling gift’, shows up in loveable, cuddly children.  As babies, they smile easily and seem to have a soft, quiet disposition.  They have a tendency toward shyness, with a certain clinging tendency toward their parents in early childhood.  Loud noises and harsh word easily bring them to tears. 

The gentleness of these children tends to make them followers rather than leaders.  They often find it difficult to stand up for their own rights and will withdraw in a fight.  however, they can become crusaders, even fighters, when it involves the violated rights of others, for their motivation is to comfort and strengthen others, especially the underdog.  They seem to understand and can be drawn to the rejects of society.

They especially love pets and will bring home every wounded and stray dog in the neighborhood.  They also love the sick and the old.  They love people, but tend to have a few best friends.  Because they are ‘people centered’, they can enter into large groups, but they prefer to do it on their own terms. without social pressure.

The deep feelings of a mercy child may overwhelm him and create communication problems.  Notice that they are exhorted to show mercy with ‘cheerfulness’.  They can easily repress their feelings and then, under strain, break out in bitterness and hostility.  They seem to be especially sensitive to strain.  And if they are exposed to family conflicts, they may falsely assume responsibility, even guilt, for the family difficulty.

In reading habits, they like fairy tales, Cinderella stories; they avoid tragedies, for they are too affected by stories with sad endings.

1.  Quiet, hates loud voices

2. Cuddly, guggable

3.  Daydreamer

4. Hard to communicate, lives by feeling, won’t communicate if you pressure him

5. Talks about things with feelings, afraid to open up

6. Loves pets, best friend and animal stories

7. Difficult standing up for himself

8. Drawn to the underdog, will get violently angry when you hurt someone he loves

9. Easy to correct because they have an extreme fear of rejection

 

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Ruler: http://tentstakeministries.net/2013/10/ruler-gift-for-children/

Server: http://tentstakeministries.net/2013/10/server-gift-for-children/

Giver: http://tentstakeministries.net/2013/10/giver-gift-for-children/

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Giver Gift for Children

These children are prepared for their ministry by the gift of an open, friendly, receptive disposition.  Sharing is easy for them.  They seem to have a natural capacity to think in the pronoun ‘we’ rather than ‘I’.  It is easy for them to express love and show affection.  They find joy in making others happy.  They can give verbal appreciation and possess a freedom orally.

They stand out for their active participation with many people.  Their activity shows up in a preference for outdoor sports such as volleyball, skating, tennis, and the like.  They are achievers, industrious, and wholehearted in their tasks.  They also have a people-centered outlook and are unthreatened by them.  When they see an injustice, they deal with it, for they feel strongly in these matters and can be firm with offenders.

For them, common sense is a way of life. therefore they can usually be corrected with reasoning.  Because of the rather high social and speaking performance with these children, it is difficult to dine their gift.  Parents will probably be puzzled for some years until providence shows the all-around, rather broad base in which this gift operates.

1.  Open book, transparent

2. Receptive and friendly

3. No trouble speaking opinion, tells off other kids

4. Doesn’t take correction unless logical

5. Likes people

6. Involved in everything

7. Rather play with kids than toys

8. Tends to be in the lead

9. Loyal, faithful

10.Frugal, doesn’t waste anything, tight

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Ruler: http://tentstakeministries.net/2013/10/ruler-gift-for-children/

Server: http://tentstakeministries.net/2013/10/server-gift-for-children/

Mercy: http://tentstakeministries.net/2013/10/mercy-gift-for-children/

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Server Gift for Children

Little servers, like their adult counterparts, have identifiable interests which prepare them for practical and creative ministry.  They can become absorbed in play and play alone, particularly when it concerns the use and dexterity of their hands.  Smaller children seem to love such things as cars, trucks, craft sets, toy irons, stoves, tea sets, clay, crayons, and the like.  Older children go on to enjoy sewing, knitting, electronic and constructions sets, and microscopes.

They get satisfaction from putting things together.  They are good at pretend play when it involves modeling teachers, secretaries, preachers, librarians, etc.  They make good little ‘copycats’.

Because these children are motivated toward tasks and things, they tend to have a single best friend or a limited circle of friends.  This also can make them very family-oriented.  Since their motivations are toward activities, they are not strong ‘feeling children.’  They often find public speaking difficult and are embarrassed to show emotion, especially before groups of people.  Sometimes this repression can cause bitterness as they become angry with life.

They are spasmodic readers, but have varied and wide interests.  They like pets and can give affection to them, at times more readily than to people.

Like older servers, the children prefer to choose their own direction and time of activity.  Their greatest joy is thinking of the task themselves and doing it on their terms.  For example, they may grudgingly do the dishes after being told.

A corollary to this is their tendency to feel overwhelmed if the work piles up with too many complications.  They may work for days on a project and then fail to finish it at the last minute because a few obstacles make it seem impossible.

Parents of these children need to appreciate their beautiful serving gifts and be aware of their strong need for family and friends to receive their ideas and projects with enthusiasm, encouragement, and appreciate for work done.

1.  Coordinated with their hands

2. Likes delicate, little things

3. Great imitators and pretenders

4. Enjoys being involved, helping

5. Few close friends, one best friend, likes small groups, hates being part of a crowd

6. Can be very creative

7. Short attention spans

8. Dislikes constant reading

9. Likes to take things apart and put them back together

 

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Ruler: http://tentstakeministries.net/2013/10/ruler-gift-for-children/

Giver: http://tentstakeministries.net/2013/10/giver-gift-for-children/

Mercy: http://tentstakeministries.net/2013/10/mercy-gift-for-children/

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Ruler Gift for Children

The ruling gift shows up in children in the zeal and enthusiasm of their personality.  They are outstanding in their wide interests, excessive activity, and somewhat ‘forward’ personality.  They tend to be joiners, will volunteer for most anything and run for various school offices.

They seem to have an inner drive to be ‘first.’  Already they are being groomed for leadership roles.  They are usually well-liked children who feel at home with all ages.  They enjoy ‘going’ with their parents’ in fact, they always seem to be ‘on the go’ with new ideas, projects, and plans.

They subscribe to things, collect things, and send off for magazine contests.  They are great planners with a certain systematic approach to things.  They may write notes to themselves, make up lists of activities, and lay out their clothing for the next day.

They are curious and investigative, full of all kinds of questions. Their mental alertness  may give a false impression of a higher I.Q. than they actually possess.  Ruling requires speaking, so these children are free and outspoken.

The zeal of their personality seems to spare them from undue discouragements.  They keep driving ahead, even amidst rebuke.  Their tendency to organize others may be mistake as a personal ‘laziness’ on their part.

In play, these children seem to love most everything, all kinds of toys and pets.  But as they grow older, they prefer playing with other children above toys.  They are eager to have pets, but may find it difficult to follow through in the care of them.  They tend to have a wide reading interest, with special emphasis on adventure, animal stories, and anything with action.

1.  Always aware of what he possesses

2. Tough-skinned, doesn’t care if he has friends or not

3.  Organizes friends, everything, everyone

4. Involved in a wide range of things, enjoys doing them all

5.  Loves detective stories, any mystery stories, plot

6.  Writes notes to himself and his parents about his plans

 

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Prophet: http://tentstakeministries.net/2013/10/prophet-gift-for-children/

Teacher: http://tentstakeministries.net/2013/10/teacher-gift-for-children/

Exhorter: http://tentstakeministries.net/2013/10/exhorter-gift-for-children/

Server: http://tentstakeministries.net/2013/10/server-gift-for-children/

Giver: http://tentstakeministries.net/2013/10/giver-gift-for-children/

Mercy: http://tentstakeministries.net/2013/10/mercy-gift-for-children/

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