Prepared in peace,
God’s Holy Feasts!
The Day of Atonement was God’s greatest decision. This season is said to be a time when God opens the books and looks over our past year and our works. He then makes decisions about our upcoming year and the blessings we will receive or what we may lose. The decisions are said to be based on what He sees as He reviews the books. You do not want to miss this time of the year. The books are open and God is reviewing our year end review. What is He seeing? You still have time to rend your heart and return. Don’t miss this precious season or repentance. Repentance is beautiful to God. I’ll explain how I know this tomorrow.
This season of Teshuvah is drawing to a close and I pray we have gain gained and gleaned the needed nutrients from last year’s harvest. We’ve learned good lessons from this past year. We have learned lessons of what to do and also lessons of what not to do. We take all this information and store into our roots but we cannot keep the leaves. Leaves are proof and life and are seasonal.
We learn our lessons and take our spiritual scissors and cut off anything that hinders our survival and continued growth. I pray we seek The Lord and continue in the good works which he prepared in advance for us to do.
And start anew,
With vows of peace
Yes push through.
Into the ways
And will of God,
Until at last
Your feet are shod.
Prepared in peace,
God’s Holy Feasts!
For there is a way
Known to man,
The end destructive
Not God’s plan.
Change your mind
Rend your heart,
Today is the day
For a brand new start.
Laurette laster © 2017 September
Joel 2:13 NLT
“Don’t tear your clothing in your grief, but tear your hearts instead.” Return to The LORD your God, for He is merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. He is eager to relent and not punish.
Yesterday I explained how our Lord showed me we are like trees. In being like trees we must go through seasons in order to mature and bear much fruit, fruit that will last. A new tree is not much more than a twig. The branches and the trunk do not begin to harden in the first year; the branches of new trees, immature trees cannot bear fruit or support the weight of fruit. The branches of new immature trees are not much more than a twig. It takes many seasons of growth to become fruit bearers of good healthy nutritional fruit.
This spoke volumes to me as a Christian. I will always be a Christian or a believer. I will not have to be programmed each year or reevaluate the condition of my salvation. Today and for ongoing seasons my repentance is about learning and growing from season to season in order to become more mature. This is a time of reflection and getting direction. It is a time to plant and a time to cut off what cannot go into my future with me. We don’t have to worry, the leaves always come back. We produce a new crop of leaves (works) each year.
Repentance is God’s fall view of changing colors. He looks down from heaven to see beautifully decorated souls learning letting go. We are showing Him the things we’ve gleaned from the year, and gathered into our souls for our roots to grow stronger, then “cut off” and shed the leaves. We cut off as it is because we learned our lessons from this season and are we are ready for the next.
I pray we know and discern the seasons of The Lord as we continue to know Him more.
The scripture tells us, to him who knows to do what is good and does not do it, it is sin. When we know the right thing to do and do not follow through with the action of doing good, it creates turmoil in our souls. A soul in turmoil is anxious and unstable.
Teshuvah is called a time for the soul.
The choices we make affect our soul in a deep way. If our soul feels off course it becomes anxious and troubled. It is an internal condition with external results. If we are unhappy and troubled because of choices we have made, God Almighty has made a way of escape. He beckons us back; He Woo’s and calls to us Return,
Teshuvah, saying to us ‘Return to the course I have set for you.’ Then we will find peace.
It is the grace of God the leads us to repentance. He Woo’s and draws, we answer.
If you are begging God to do it for you it will not work. We return, we turn away from sin and return to God. He leads, we follow.
Those whom I [dearly and tenderly] love, I rebuke and discipline [showing them their faults and instructing them]; so be enthusiastic and repent [change your inner self–your old way of thinking, your sinful behavior–seek God’s will].” (REVELATION 3:19 AMP)
If you feel the tug on your heart according to Revelation 3:19 it is because you are dearly loved. Think about that as we continue this Season of Repentance and Teshuvah. A sacred appointed time for introspection and readjustment.
Let us pray
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for showing me my inner faults and what is not pleasing to You. Teach me to recognize what is displeasing to You and I pray to see these faults quickly. I want to be an instant in season and out of season repented one, a quick, prompt to repent believer. I want to walk with You all these days of my life. Lord Jesus Your precious Holy Spirit is at work within me so that I may bear much fruit and fruit that will last. I am willing let go of what is not pleasing to You Lord Jesus. Lord Jesus show me how repentance is beautiful to You. Amen
Call on Him while He is near. You are dearly loved!!
Don’t miss this season, Teshuvah; it is my favorite time of the year.
Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette