Welcome to Teshuvah Elul 23
Elul twenty three
Counting the days
Until Yom Teruah
What does the blast say
Wake up oh sleeper
Don’t be found sleeping
Prepare your field and plant
Or you’ll not be reaping
We are in the fields
When the trump blows
Summoning the workers
With a shout, it is time to go
The seed will produce
After its own kind
The preparation and planting
Has a purpose in time
© laurette laster
What do we turn or shuv away from? Pride, independence, ego and arrogance, of thinking we somehow have been good enough to obtain this on our own. The scripture tells us God gives grace to the humble but He vehemently resists the proud.
What do we Teshuvah or return to? Knowing and understanding that in ourselves we do not have the ability to be godly. We realize and admit, that it is in Him and through Him we live and move and have our being. Paul goes on to say as some of your poets have said, we are His offspring. Acts 17:28
Remember, the bible says we are His workmanship or masterpiece. The Greek word for masterpiece or workmanship is Poiéma where we get the work poem from.
The seasons of our LORD are His Mo’edim – Holy convocations. The LORD is drawing us to Him.
Isaiah 55:6 Call upon The Lord while He may be found; call upon Him while He is near.
As I meditate this scripture there are nuggets of deep truth that we do well to know and understand. This verse expressly speaks of appointments and appointed times or seasons. I cannot find something if I am not looking. I will not look if I haven’t seen or heard that it is there. I cannot speak to someone who is out of my range of communication.
It is the same in seed time and harvest. I do not plant out of season and I do not harvest if I didn’t plant. We must be able to rightly divide then decide to go after, to return (Teshuvah) to the heart of The Lord with our whole hearts.
The word integrity comes from the root work integer. The definition of integer is any whole number; not a fraction or a decimal. It isn’t a fraction or a part or a percentage. It is a whole number. The LORD wants our whole heart not a part of percentage. Our soul may be fractured or infractions, but we know He is the healer and restorer of our souls. To enable The LORD to heal our soul we must come and return and give Him our heart.
Think about the game of hide and go seek. This is Teshuvah. He isn’t hiding from us, He is signaling to us. The Lord is wooing us into interaction of seeking Him. Each prompting leads us into truth and away from harm.
He allows us to go away to hunger and thirst and then call out to Him. Jesus said in the beatitudes; blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteous for they shall be filled.
“Shall” this seems to be a theme with our Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Hosea 6:1, 3
Come let us return (Teshuvah) unto The LORD: for He has torn us and he will heal us; He has smitten us and He will bind us
Then shall we know if we follow on to know The LORD, His going forth is prepared as the morning. He shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and the former rain unto the earth.
Don’t miss your appointment, Teshuvah my favorite time of the year.
God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon and be gracious to you. The Lord cause His countenance to rise upon you and give you Shalom.
Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette