Hi everyone! Feel free to use this logo to promote this extra special mitzvah this year. There are many resources to consider to be part of this incredible time. I will try to list them in a separate post in the near future. Blessings and l'shanah tova!
Just wanted to share how Abba revealed to me how to intensify my joyfulness! (Will a row of exclamation points help too? How's this:
Forgive my silliness. It's the joy overflowing...LOL)
Anyway, Abba drew me one day while perusing the shelves at a bookstore to a journal with the cover pictured in this post. I felt the Ruach HaKodesh (aka Holy Spirit) encouraging me to use it primarily to express joy. Since I purchased it I use it to try to recount only blessings, thanksgiving, praises and prayers! I went ahead and bought this journal with the intention not to give a SINGLE word to the darkness in our world but only the Light. And the blessings I have received are enormous! It's my "Joy Journal" and I would encourage you as well, if you don't have something like it, to get one and pour out your praises! Abba has worked through it to help me be grateful for even little things that I was blind to before. And also, I've noticed that my words throughout the day sound a lot more thankful and joyful too. HalleluYah! So find a way, whether in journal form or another creative way to overthrow
"Reasonings and every high matter that exalts itself against the knowledge of Elohim, taking captive every thought to make it obedient to the Messiah."
2 Corinthians 10:5
(This is like doing sit-ups for your spirit!)
And if you do have a trial in your life or someone is being used as a weapon against you, remember to bless and bless them some more. I had that in my own life and besides being like Abba, it enables your heart to be ready and able to forgive them and restore the relationship if Abba opens a door for that reconciliation to take place. His ways really are higher than our ways and His thoughts higher than our thoughts (Isaiah 55:8-9), so submit to it and let Him take the reins because He REIGNS!
May your life overflow with YHVH and Yeshua's joy through the gifts of the Ruach HaKodesh! Blessings everyone!
Here is a link to an article entitled, "10 Ways to Not Forget Your Child is in the Car." Today I encountered an incident of this, and I thought this article may help all of us to be better equipped to prevent a tragedy from occurring. I personally thought the author's #8 tip was really enlightening and I may have to see about a system like that for our own family, as I would never want any of my children to be accidentally left in a vehicle. My prayer is that in this day and age, with how crazy our lives have become, that Yahweh will keep our children at the forefront of our minds and their well being.
Click here for the article: http://www.mommywords.com/2010/07/forgetting-your-child-in-the-car-could-kill-10-tips-to-remember/
Here is something to pray about: maybe you know of a family with small children, but right now you do not have any of your own. Consider possibly, gifting that family with an alarm system, so that they may be better equipped to handle children in cars. You never know what a blessing it may be to that family! From what I've read, many incidents are not abuse, but accidents. My warning is not to judge, as the Scriptures teach us not to do so, but just shine the light of Yahweh in love on those around us.
Scriptures to consider:
“‘Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am Yahweh." Leviticus 19:18
28 One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Yeshua had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” 29 “The most important one,” answered Yeshua, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: Yahweh our God, Yahweh is one (Hebrew: echad). 30 Love Yahweh your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’[f] 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[g] There is no commandment greater than these.”
32 “Well said, teacher,” the man replied. “You are right in saying that God is one and there is no other but him. 33 To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.”
34 When Yeshua saw that he had answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And from then on no one dared ask him any more questions. (Mark 12:28-34)
f. Deuteronomy 6:4-5
g. Leviticus 19:18
Meredith Welborn is a mother of five beautiful children who has gradually integrated the Torah into her family's life as YHVH directs her. Her heart's desire is to create a forum for women to grow in the goodness of the Torah, Yah's holy instruction manual.