The Lion of Judah is rousing now. Are you ready?! The wickedness of this world is reaching deafening decibels. Our Creator and our Lion will not turn away but come to devour evil once and for all. Hear (Shema) this song and get ready...
When I received Paul Wilbur's latest CD in the mail, I was ecstatic. Nothing better than the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) leading those gifted in song to usher in the praises of Yah! One song on the CD happens to be my favorite, and I had my own moment where I was moved by the Spirit to praise Abba and Yeshua full out. (All my formal dance training in the bathroom and kitchen poured out! My kids didn't know what to think at the onset, but soon joined in! Now it is the song I am belting out in the car at every opportunity.) I hope this song touches your heart as well and brings you lots of joyous, intimate moments with Abba and Yeshua too! Blessings to you and your mishpocha!
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!
I have to premise this post with how funny Abba can be. For several months now, I have been sharing photos from HebraicDance.com on Facebook. I thought to myself, "Wow, what a kindred spirit! I wish I could meet this person sometime, Abba!" Thinking that this person lives in a far off distant land, I went on my merry way.
Well, I also have been working in the nursery at my congregation for quite some time now. There was a lovely, friendly woman named Michelle who I'd visit with from time to time while serving. Just delightful lady to fellowship with during services. We never had the opportunity to get too detailed in our conversations, until one day the dots connected.
Eventually, Michelle friended me on Facebook and the truth was revealed. How funny how Abba works! I had been praying to be able to fellowship with this amazing woman from Hebraic Dance and I ALREADY WAS!!! Halleluyah. My prayer was answered before I even asked it.
Now, with my personal story out of the way, you must check this site out. This IS the hub for Hebraic Dance. There are dance study topics, choreography, and videos to watch. I promise you will be blessed with this website. Actually, Michelle and her husband have a whole lot to offer on the web, but I will post about that as Abba leads. Please visit HebraicDance today and like them on Facebook!
Purim is coming. I feel it in my bones and the excitement is ready to burst out of me! I don't know about you, but, in my opinion, the story of Esther is NOT just one of pageantry and glamour. Those are definitely wonderful aspects of the story (the parts my girls love to relive every year with their tiaras or my old pageant crowns) but the story is so much more than these elements. Beckah Shae, in her song inspired by Esther 4:14, grabs hold of that truth beautifully.
Hadassah (Esther's Hebrew name) had a rough life. She was an orphan. I can imagine, considering how Abba personally groomed her for her eventual position, that her circumstances were hard, even heartbreaking, to teach her how to be the "People's Princess." I thought about this on my drive home today from synagogue. Growing up in other circumstances, maybe with less adversity, may not have equipped her to become the beloved queen we honor each year. Her heroism, staring death in the face and not looking back, that pure faith...it came from deep within her and was the true beauty of the story. I picture her as a beautiful woman on the exterior, but the fullness of godly beauty in her actions. Respectable, humble, and full of compassion. Brave.
Abba has this same plan for each one of us. I am not the heroine in the form of a Persian Queen, but the one in my own story THE Author has penned. And so are you. Ladies, please listen to this song. Enjoy the Book of Esther this Purim season. Celebrate your adversity because through it, we will be the shining diamonds in His crown. To Yeshua be the glory, forever and ever. Be empowered. Be comforted. Arise, for your King has chosen you for such a time as this.
On my drive to synagogue today, I listened to this song and was overcome with power of this version of my favorite declaration. I love to sing this to my babies as they fall asleep at night...but it is another thing to hear the power of a man's voice (and in this case several men) proclaiming these words so beautifully. This'll be my personal lullaby now!
To His name alone be the glory! Enjoy Shabbat everybody! New posts in the works and coming soon...
Here is a really cute video by a powerful performing arts ministry dancing to messianic artist Beckah Shae's "No More." I get so pumped up watching this...I feel like I'm stomping out haSatan every time I hear it! Enjoy and get your groove on as we close in on Sukkot!!! Grab a lulav and get His glory on!
Now, if you want to get your worship on with a little groove and funk, check out this song. Just makes me want to get up and dance! Hope you love it!
Give glory to His name! One of these days I'm going to choreograph a dance to this song. Stunningly beautiful!