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Welcome to Teshuvah Day 35 – The Days of Awe

2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow concerning his promise, as some regard slowness, but is being patient toward you, because He does not wish for any to perish but for all to come to repentance

 

Welcome to Teshuvah Day 35 – The Days of Awe

 

At The Father’s Chair

 

In my October heart

I sense the call from Home

Now is not the time

To wander or to roam

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Found in His love ready to become

Rooted securely grounded

His plans only good toward us

All His grace hath abounded

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We need not be about worry

Nor succumb to dread and fear

For our Heavenly Father

Has called to each one come near

 

It is story time do hear

At Father’s bended knee

The book in His lap is opened

Come and have a seat and join me

 

What you may not know

Inscribed your name in there

It is written in His story

The one He loves to share

 

So gather round dear children

The story is about to begin

Listen as Father tells

The story authored and read by Him

 

 

This story He has written

And etched into the hearts

For others to discover

Exactly, you do have a part

 

What a fabulous story

Read over and over again

It is the redemption story

About a special design and plan

 

Those who came in reverence

With heads bowed down and listened

As He read out loud the names

Written in His palm each one glistened

 

Yes I did see your name

And I know for sure it is there

Come it is time for the reading

Find your seat at Father’s chair.

 

And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, Ephesians 2:6

 

On Rosh HaShanah it is said three books are open in heaven. The Father looks over the books to seal the fate of each person for the coming year. The book are closed and the plans for the coming year are sealed on Yom Kippur.

The blowing of the Shofar during the days of repentance is a wakeup call for our soul. Just as we set an alarm to wake up, allowing time to prepare for work and the day ahead, God has designed a wakeup call and an alarm for us. This alarm is so we make certain we are bathed (sanctified), dressed (In His Righteousness), and ready to go.

The period between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is known as the “Ten Days of Repentance” (“Aseret Yemei Teshuvah”). According to traditional Jewish teaching, God opens the Book of Life each year on Rosh Hashanah to inscribe a person’s fate for the coming year, but does not seal that fate until Yom Kippur, the “Day of Atonement.” The Days of Repentance thus offer an observant Jew the opportunity to atone for past misdeeds, seek forgiveness, and mend his or her behavior through the practice of Teshuvah, or “return.”

Our repentance toward God does not repair our misdeeds with others. We are required to go and ask them for forgiveness as well as forgive others.

Called the season of repentance or the time of return, is time given to seek the Father and His face. Face to face is a term that is defined as in His presence. Realizing we are going to reap what we’ve shown makes us reflect on our actions of the past year.

I pray you have done so well that you are asking for a double portion and a bumper return. However if this isn’t the case, there is time to repent. We can always repent, but the days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is a special sacred season (mo’ed or appointment) set by God. If you find yourself in a waiting season, I pray strength for soul and calm for your heart.

As we read and study The Lord’s word I pray we experience and hear a loving Father telling a beautiful story. His story about how His people realized His great love for them and returned home. At The Fathers call we anxiously return to Him.

Repent and return, He is about to read from the books and He has relented and left us a blessing.

Joel 2:13-14 (NKJV) So rend your heart, and not your garments; Return to the LORD your God, For He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness; And He relents from doing harm. Who knows if He will turn and relent, and leave a blessing behind Him— A grain offering and a drink offering For the LORD your God.

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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