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We are them too

Long time no talk, eh? A few things I’v ve e been up to have been… getting serious about my business, volu teering at a summercamp, and…normal life.

Well, I’m here, so lets dive right in!

“Church people” tend to look out on a lost world with prideful hearts and eyes. We don’t always notice it, because sometimes it’s like kudzu- kinda pretty, although awfully detrimental and just about all we can see. “Oh, but it’s not that bad!”, you say. Okay, so there are a lot of humble, real Saviur followers out there. HalleluYah. But I guarantee you, 50% of churches you walk into will, whether or not realizing what they’re saying, start talking with the better-than-them attitude.

It’s easy to latch onto. It makes us feel good without doing any work  -timely example; Pastor references “the drunk up the road”. Okay, great. So we’re not drunks. We should be glad, sure. But as Paul said, “As such were some of you” After all, not only are all men created equal, but all sin is punishable by death. So sorry guys, you tell a white lie, you kill someone… [kind of worse] but they’re both sins punishable by death. We be all dead men.

Enter God.  Show stopper. Equation changer. He looks at us all as his children, dear, amazing handiwork. The drunk. The Churchgoer, the President, the homeless (The good, the bad, and the ugly) -all his, held close to his heart.

 That should be humbling to all of us.

It true that we’ve all let God down. But you know what he says?” You were never holding me up.” (That’s a paraphrased quote from The Skit Guys)

Switching gears here…so maybe you’re a drunk. Maybe you’re a churchgoer. Either way, I’d bet your life isn’t perfect-o. We all need God. If you need help help finding God, or help with an addiction, a habit, a hang-up, or a hurt…I highly recommend Celebrate Recovery (a bible-based 12-step program). Because none of our lives (or pasts) are spic-and-span.  Before you say ” Oh, that’s not me!), please do three things: 1) pray 2) think it over and 3) watch the movie Home Run.

Okay y’all, thanks for reading my rant!

I hope you have a Shalom-filled day!

-Yah’s girl

 

 

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God is there. Are you?

Fun 1/2 true speel: Looking at my website of late, one might assume I’ve been a tiny bit of a dry pen. Maaaaybe. But, hey man, I’ve been busy. 🙂 I know, I know, we all say that, right? Well, it is partly the busy where you mean “That’s not my priority right now”; but also, I went on a trip to see some really good friends, and then there’s

Important now:there’s this thing in my family that I’d like y’all to pray for-unspoken. Anyways…

I was talkin’ to the family, and said that I wrote this – but it was God’s idea… you know. My brother just said that “It was a team effort”. So I want y’all to hear it.

#RealStuffNow lol: Here goes:

We talk about us running from God&Him chasing us. We tend to picture one person running in a straight line, pursued by god, also running in a straight line. That’s nice enough.

But I have a new picture. We’re all running. In lots and lots of circles, at all different speeds, and in opposite directions. (No wonder we’re confused now a days!)

We each think we’re covering new ground as our paths intersect. But in reality, we’ve been here before, and so have others. You ask where God is?

God is rightfully in the center of it all – in the middle of our wild circles. He doesn’t chase us. He doesn’t have to train like an athlete to be able to catch up. He’s right there.

He could stretch out His arm and tap us on the stomach with His finger, and we’d fall right over. But He doesn’t. He wouldn’t. So we run on in our own rebellious way.

As we run in our life, we think we’re getting farther from Him. Because we’ve run sooo far. But He’s there. Always still there.

Have you ever held a bug, and let it crawl from palm to palm? It thinks it’s gone so far. Thus with us. All this time later, we’re still in God’s palms.

Now, there are a few people in the circle. It is a very special place, where one is in intimate relationship with God. God and man, one on one, like Moses.

How do we get there?

Stop running.

What happens when you stop running? Well, for one thing, you get the biggest bear hug of your entire life! You repent. You apologize.  You find grace, through surrender. You follow Yahuwah with your whole heart, soul, body, mind and spirit. 

Then guess what? You’re set for life. Just don’t start running again.

And love Yah more and more, every day, hour, and minute.

Talkin’ to myself here.

Shalom y’all! Yah & I love you!

-Yah’s girl

 

 

Not an Angel

I am not an angel. Yes, I have good in me, like everybody – but only because of Him.

Please don’t look at me and judge me as a crazy person, with wrong ideas.

But also, please don’t judge me as a perfect or smart person.

I have good. I have bad. I’m human, like you.

 

I mess up. A lot.

I have problems with love, compassion, patience, perseverance – and so on.

I don’t need to tell you all of my problems. But I also don’t want anyone to look at my blog and think I’m perfect – far from it. Maybe I have good ideas, but they then originate from God.

I am better than no one, although my pride tells me otherwise.

A lot of stuff I post is because I need to work on it, too. So don’t think, “Oh look at her judging…(This is very short) post. She must be good at not judging.” But instead, “Oh, look. She has to work on that too.”

Why did I write this? Because I have a lot to work on concerning my last post, Your Personal Purpose (as well as others!), plus I want to work on not being hypocritical.

And to be honest, I think you’ll like me for posting this. Sinful nature there…

Anyways, done with that rant.

Shabbat Shalom to you & yours!

-Yah’s girl

 

Your Personal Purpose

Some words to a Jewish song “One Day”, go like this; “Sometimes I lay under the moon and thank God I’m breathing. And  then I pray, “Don’t take me soon, cause I am here for a reason.””.

This is reminiscent of Mordecai’s words to Esther, “Perhaps you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this.”

We need not fear death with our purpose fulfilled. A boy once asked His Father why one of their family’s cows must die. “Son, this cow was born to feed us. He has lived a good life, we’ve treated him well. Once he is in the freezer, his life’s mission will be accomplished. His life fulfilled.

We are all created differently, with a specific purpose, with a goal we are bound to obtain, with Yahuwah at our side.

 Yahusha the Saviour was born on earth to save the human race. Esther was born to save the Hebrews, her people, from the hate filled man, Haman – and his intended fate for them. Moses was born to free the Israelites from Egyptian bondage.

Does this mean that we are all going to do something huge? No; plus, pride shouldn’t be a part of our lives. (Not that I have room to talk.)

Cain didn’t save the world, although he was martyred. Thomas the disciple didn’t really get famous. Jonathan didn’t either, compared to David. So many patriarchs and Pastor’s wives have gone un-noticed, but have done their part to weave a legacy of truth and love – like Dorcas.

Small things are big too. For some of us, our mission is grand. Maybe we are the Thomas Paine of our day to inspire the masses. Or maybe we are the David Livingstons to spread the gospel far and wide. Perhaps we are the Esthers,  Gandhis, or Corrie Ten Booms, to free our country men.

Or maybe we are the Cains. We are not famous, at least in our day. Not a big figure. But still extremely important. Maybe you’re a Father or a Mother. You may not go down in history, but you will have greatly impacted someone’s life, perhaps giving them the ultimate gift – of knowing Yahuwah and Yahusha.


conquerors

What is your purpose?

Is your mission to help inner-city kids? To save helpless animal’s lives, and volunteer at an animal shelter? Maybe to reach out to homeless people and give them hope.  Maybe it’s your goal to be a missionary to North Korea (God knows they need them!). Or, to be a missionary right where you are?

Maybe you’re meant to speak out about people’s rights in your area. The right of choice about vaccines. About the rights of the unborn.

This is a time for action. This is the 1770s again.

Whatever your mission is, strive for it. Don’t give up. Listen to God, not to people. Work even when you are not appreciated, because Yahuwah always sees you. He should be why you’re really doing anything anyways. Push through the dry, boring patches. Life, and service, is not always fun and enjoyable.  Maybe you can’t even tell you’re doing anything. But there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Hope. Your life has meaning. You are special.

As the Bible says; “Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.”  Ecc. 9:10

Pray. Find your passion, your reason for living. And go for it. Change someone’s world. MOVE. ACT.

To mis-quote Thomas Paine; (original quote)

THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer Bible-believer and the sunshine activist will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their world and God; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of Yahuwah, man, and woman. Sin and hate, like hell, are not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.

Devotional — From The Darkness Into The Light

If you’re an athlete, you’re familiar with the phrase “hit the wall.” It simply expresses the moment when an athlete experiences a sudden loss of energy in a long race or in an athletic competition. The book of Hebrews is written to a group of believers who “hit the wall.” They have become stuck where […]

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The Day…

via The Day…

One day, it came…

…so unexpectedly.

I wasn’t ready, mommy…

…but neither were you.

I was so scared, mommy…

…but so were you.

I faced my fears…

…please do so, too, mommy.

I took one step out into a new place…

…so did you, mommy.

But, what came next was not what I expected…

…neither did you, mommy.

That day I died…

…so did you, mommy.

No matter what, remember that I love you, mommy…

…and I know you really do too, mommy!!!

Abortion hurts both mother and child.

Life matters.

Persevere

I am subscribed to a weekly Shabbat/Sabbath email, and figured I’d share this one with y’all. Let me know if you want to be signed up!
A Call to Persevere
part 3 of 3Today, like never before, we are called to persevere. In the face of great trial, trouble, temptation, and pressure of every kind, we are called to follow God without hesitation.

Often his commands do not seem to make any practical sense. We feel like giving up. We may feel battered, worn out, tired, and inadequate. Yah’s standards seem too high! How are we to survive as believers in the onslaught? How are we to produce fruit when we are barely hanging on ourselves?

Scripture says we have a Father that will never fail us. Although we may not know what is going on, He does and He is with us!

Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for Yahuwah thy Elohim he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. Deuteronomy 31:6

Cast thy burden upon Yah, and He shall sustain thee: He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. Psalm 55:22

We can be confident in our hope and resolved in our mission.

In the fear of Yah is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.  Proverbs 14:26

For Yah shall be thy confidence. Proverbs 3:26

We can overcome, through His strength!

And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.   Galatians 6:9

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27

But we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; and patience, experience; and experience, hope. Romans 5:3-4

 

Shalom! 

TTYL! Shalom! -Yah’s girl

10 Things I Wish I Could Wear on my Sleeve at All Times — BeautyBeyondBones

I’d say this is related to my post; On being real (folks)

Great thoughts in this re-blog.

1. I love Jesus, and I try to live my life accordingly. 2. I fail at doing that all the time. 3. I’m not as confident as I may seem. Inside there is an insecure girl that is desperate for acceptance and love. 4. And yet…I have trouble accepting the love I so desire. 5.…

via 10 Things I Wish I Could Wear on my Sleeve at All Times — BeautyBeyondBones

Shalom,

Yah’s girl

Simple thoughts about our spiritual life

Our walk in life with Yahuwah (God) can get really complicated. We can get engrossed in all our technical problems; what to believe, who to hang out with, which habit to crush next. And I guess we should. Changing into His image is big.

But we ought not to forget the simpleness of it all either. We are, left to ourselves, lost humans in a deteriorating world. BUT we are also children of a loving Father who will save us if we will only be willing.

There are many parts to our salvation. But although the nuts and bolts are important, and although it is great to explore them, we should step back once and again to just think; “My Saviour Yahusha died for me because of His love. On my own I’m lost, but He and Yahuwah are willing and able to save even I. As a lost child I can run to His side, and as a loving parent He’ll rescue me.”

HalleluYah; It’s all about love. His love, our love. (We keep His commands to show our love back). And thankfully, Yahuwah’s love is big enough to save us all. If we accept.

Shalom,

Yah’s girl

P.S. Who is looking forward to Purim? Me! 🙂