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
Found in His love ready to become
Rooted securely grounded
His plans only good toward us
All His grace hath abounded
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