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Welcome to Teshuvah Day 33 The Days of Awe

Isaiah 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way And the unrighteous man his thoughts; And let him return to the LORD, And He will have compassion on him, And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon.

Teshuvah; return, repent, rebuild, restore.

 

During the Days of Awe

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Season of our repentance

During The Days Of Awe

To know You and be known

Hungering for more as You draw

 

Certain all is well

Touched by Your hand of mercy

Longing to be closer still

This season has such urgency

 

I sense Your tender call

To know You and be known

Lord open wide our hearts

Turning to You alone

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May The Days Of Awe

Be effective and evident

Knowing and being known

Hearts become affectionate

 

Season of our repentance

During The Ten Days Of Awe

Longing for more of You

Drawn by relationship not law

 

© laurette laster

 

Reading from the book of Nehemiah, we learn that Nehemiah is allowed to leave his position as cup bearer, for the king, to rebuild the wall and gates around his beloved city of Jerusalem.

 

What a tender yet beautiful picture, realizing the utter destruction and consequences of their sin, God draws Nehemiah to return. He is willing to return and aid in the restoration, this is one part of the work of Teshuvah.

As we begin to understand the spiritual condition of our United States, realizing we have become slack in our boundaries, seeing we are without walls and gates, we cry out to God for His great mercy. A repentant heart cries out for mercy and restoration. A repentant heart’s desire is to say, Oh Lord what must I do. To become part of a needed solution, we seek God for the restoration of all things. We cry out for the merciful Hand of God to cover us, knowing that sin deserves judgment.

Nehemiah hearing reports of his home land, we see him repenting for the sins of his father’s and the sins of the Nation.

Nehemiah is challenged by Sanballet’s threats, an attempt to stop the work. Nehemiah is wise to the fact that Sanballet hires other men to distract him. Nehemiah continues his work to rebuild the wall and the gates of Jerusalem. Nehemiah has set his affection and devotion to the work of rebuilding and restoring the walls that God has placed in his heart, determined he will not stop.

 

Then Ezra, the Priest, begins reading from the book of the Law of Moses. The people are cut at their hearts and cry at the hearing of the words from the Torah. The people of God wept as the high priest read from the book of the law being sure they understood what was taught.

Oh God, I pray for a harvest of tenderness of hearing Your word.

 

Reading further we discover the time of these events, it is during the Fall Feasts.

 

As we Teshuvah we too are readying ourselves to become wall builders, repairing gates. We begin to see in God’s word that we have a kingdom purpose to set things right. As it is in heaven so shall in be on earth; isn’t that the prayer Yeshua taught. As we study the scriptures we realize there is work to be done.

 

The Ten Days of Awe are a sacred holy time. These are God’s appointed times and His Holy Festivals.

Do you sense the draw of The Father’s heart? I sure do……………………………………..

 

So many of our Fall traditions in the United States come from these mo’eds. When we understand this, it becomes even more real to us.

 

Don’t miss your appointment; your field assignment is amazing. Teshuvah, is my favorite time of year.

 

“When you hear the blast of the trumpet, rush to wherever it is sounding. Then our God will fight for us!””

Nehemiah 4:20 NLT

 

God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you 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

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