Our lives have meaning – a poem –

We sit
We think
We cry
We smile
We help
We hurt
We wave
We sigh
And we die

What is the meaning? What’s really real?

Everything has meaning. That girl you smiled at and she simply glanced away? She was going to commit suicide. But then you smiled. She didn’t know how to respond, surprised you might really care. But you saved her life. That dog you saw get hit, that you kissed before it slipped away. It felt your love. Love for the first time in it’s meager little life of sorrow and hunger. Your touch was not in vain.
Listen, you never know the extent of your impact. But Yah does, and He knows your desire to help. Hear this: He sees your secret compassionate tears for your country, your heartbreak for the homeless, your utter joy in that child’s smile.

So smile.

God formed you and molds you. Our each heartbreak He feels and heals. He’s coming again.

So smile.

The time to focus on forever…My Bride My King chapter 3

3 The time to focus on forever

[Wise King] shall reign for ever and ever.Exodus 15:18

And if it seem evil unto you to serve the [Wise King], choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the [Wise King].” Joshua 24:15

Uncertain One has had her future’s opportunities set before her, and she now looks at the separate decisions she could make, and why.

We join her the morn following the day of her visitors, and  eventful town trip.

-Uncertain One dreams a terrible dream.-

 In her dream, she had married Pure. A good start! But He had accepted Her to His home, without her loving Him. He was good and kind, yet she…miserable. He, of course, had rules. With complete and true love for Him, she’d have been happy to keep the rules and regulations. After all, they were for her own good. She did try to do things perfectly, but she was not glad. In present state, she was legalistic, but still not doing all things right.  Frustration was always under the surface. She simply couldn’t be perfect!Which Pure knew.

It was her heart problem. She wanted to LEAVE! To leave and be HAPPY! Make her own choices. Since it was not love that bound her, she felt sick. Yes, at Pure’s city, New Jerusalem, all was to be peace and joy. All people, including her should be Happy!

Then, angry, she’d jumped the wall!1 Which consequently awoke her. For, truly, she had rolled out of bed and stubbed her toe. Which kept her awake for a while. Thinking. Which was good.

She knew Pure would not take her home if she did not agree. So she knew her dream could not come true. Yet, she was glad for that horrid dream. It made her come to terms with her self, and her level of love.

But now it was morning. She smelled apple pie, which was something she loved. Only she was not as pleased as usual. Uncertain One was simply… well… uncertain. She was confused. And, she felt like she had a whole pie, simply plastered to her face. Ugh!

Well, she, (though hardly knowing what she was doing!) got ready for her day. Staring at nothing, she started “doing the motions”. Hairbrush. That’s what I need. I now move it through my hair…done. O.K. Where’s a washcloth for my face?…She made her way to the kitchen once she was finished with her early morning routine.

“Hi, Mom.” Uncertain One said. “Hey, girly! What’s up this fine morning? You don’t look too peppy, hun.” “Aw, Mom!” She exclaimed. “I’m just still confused about Pure, is all.” Her mother again replied: “I know a couple who may be able to help, possibly more than I. I hope you won’t mind, I’ve invited them for breakfast. You ARE boggled, huh?”

“Yes, Mom, I suppose.” “Well, dear”, Blessed Gem continues, “Maybe pie will cheer you up. But I hope, and have been praying, their visit will help you. A whole lot longer than pie!” They both had to laugh.

Uncertain One continued. “Seriously though, Mom!”. Uncertain One smiled, then frowned. “Think they will help? What’s their names again? Or do I already know them? How long have you known them? Have you…” Blessed Gem cut her off. “Whoa there, child! Enough! Of course they will help…if you hear and obey their counsel. I hope you do; they are Pure’s followers, and His voice on earth. 1

His name is Obedient, and her name is Truthful. You have met them. Both of them came for the Sabbath meal sometime last year. And so, yes, we have known them for years.”

Bring. Ring. Bring. “Oh! That has got to be them now! Please get the dishes for the table, darling. Hurry!”

See Revelation Chapters 19-22

-During the meal-

“How lovely!” Obedient said, in a deep, kind voice. “I love this apple pie!” Cried Truthful. “Thank-you, both.” Blessed Gem said, smiling. “But please. Proceed to business! Uncertain One is anxious.” She glanced at Uncertain One. “Yes I am, Sir Obedient and Madam Truthful!” Uncertain One chimed in, excitedly. Both of Uncertain One’s parents smiled, glad their daughter was so interested in their company’s wise words.

Obedient, at one end of the table, replied; “Well, you see, Uncertain One, it goes like this: As you know, it IS important to obey rules. But love makes you do this with joy! It’s the order, really. Do you obey because you love, or do you try to love by obeying? Let me give you an example.” He paused.

“Yes, Sir?” Uncertain One was a bit impatient. “Well, as we all know, you help your parents out, and as well, they gives you rules. Do you keep them? Greater yet, do you do it willingly, with joy? Combined, do you help and obey out of love?” Obedient gasped for breath. 1James 1:22-26.

“Whew! That was quite a large number of questions! But yes, I guess. To all the questions!” Uncertain One replied. She truly loved her dear family. Obedient sat back in His chair.

Truthful, seated beside her husband Obedient, took another slice of pie, and took a bite. “Lovely, Blessed Gem!” She paused, staring at Uncertain One. Then she solemnly replied; “Uncertain One, it can be just like that with Pure. If you obey Him, but yet do not love Him, well…It just would not work. You would not only be legalistic, Pharisaical, and hypocritical, but you would be miserable!”

However, if you obey because you love, the love being the main point, you can scarcely go awry.

“Oh, Obedient, Truthful! I know this to be true!” Uncertain One exclaimed. Excitedly she related her dream from the night before, which still lingered quite vividly.


After hearing the dream related, The couple smiled, knowingly. “You don’t want it to end like that, do you, Uncertain One?” Obedient asked. Uncertain One thought for a moment. “No, Sir Obedient. I guess not. No, ABSOLUTELY NOT. I MUST change!” She looked at the  lovely folks around her, grasping intensely for some hope, or peace.

Blessed Gem says; Darling Uncertain One, that isn’t how it works. You must change, yes, but not by your might or power or will. You must surrender your will and ways to Him.

“It will be a long process.” Truthful was speaking. “But I can see you are willing to learn! Yet I must warn you, Uncertain One. When you have journeyed a way more, and you love Pure with all your heart, beware of another plight. The enemy of our souls seeks whom he may devore any way he possibly can. You mustn’t boast or be haughty because of your achievements, for everything you do is from Pure and Wise King’s power.”1

Obedient joined in. “Hark! That would spoil you! Think of dear Wishfully Above. I believe she acquired her situation through being a mite proud. Now, she has rather degraded herself, in such aspects as haughtiness, and she is also legalistic, indeed. I feel right-down sorry for her. I’ll visit her next.” 1Micah 6:8,Jeremiah 9:23,24, Proverbs 15:33

Blessed Gem, entering the conversation again, says: “Obedient, we too know of her. It is sad. For Her, Pure’s name… may she yet turn ’round. Uncertain One, please, learn from her grave mistakes. We must encourage towards the path to freedom. ”

Truthful nodded in agreement. Obedient continued.

“Of course, it will be okay for you to be glad for where you have come. Simply watch yourself to not be prideful, haughty and the like. You may be glad for your completed work. This is fine. And you will be rewarded of Pure. You remember, you get a trophy after a race!” He quoted; “Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.”1 Corinthians 9:24

Truthful then responded, saying: “Uncertain One, on another topic, you must remember that, concerning rules and laws, you will get mercy from Pure. But not to encourage messing up on purpose!” They all laughed. “He and Wise King will discern whether or not your motives are pure. they see into the depths of your heart clearly. If you don’t mend your ways, justice must follow. Also, Pure is ready and willing to help you obey, but you must allow Him.”2 Micah 6:8 Revelation 3:20

“Along with this, you will need wisdom. His word, and faith in Him, supplies this. But you must also ask for it. “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”3 Wise King is all wise!”4

Uncertain One thought a moment, then declared;

“I want to embark on this journey with Pure, with you giving me counsel. But, please, what else is in store? What awaits me?” Blessed Gem sighs, knowing her daughter has many a surprise in store. “Uncertain One, my darling child. There is much. Once you have decided to follow Wise King and Pure as your Kings, many things will follow. And not all will be easy, either. And remember to read Pure’s letters”

3James 1:5 + 42 Samuel 14:20, Psalms 111:10, Proverbs 1:7, 2:6, 3:13, 9:10 & 16:20, Isaiah 33:6, Ephesians 1:17 & Colossians 3:16

Truthful nodded. Obedience spoke; “Yes, Uncertain One, I’m afraid it’s not all pleasant, indeed. This trip you are beginning is not blissful.”

Blessed Gem joined in again: “When people find out that you are loyal to Pure (He is NOT popular everywhere) you could very well be betrayed by friends and acquaintances, even harassed needlessly. You may even be killed for Pure’s sake. But, if so, He would raise you up on His pure time-table! He has that power from His Father. Both He and His Father hold this power, and Pure utilizes it when his Father bids. But you must withstand all! One of Pure’s followers states; “Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of [Wise King]; that [Wise King] is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.”11James 5:11 & 1 Timothy 6:14,15, Revelation 7:14-17 & 19:16 

“He will watch over you, me, everything that happens, everywhere. He will grieve with you in your troubles (He has known grief), rejoice with you in your happiness, and encourage you when nothing seems to be working.”2 Then Blessed Gem, arising, said: “I will be back speedily.”  2Isa_53:3 Isaiah 53:10 Psalm 71:21

Uncertain One shifted in her seat to face Truthful. “That’s partly why I need to love Him, So as to be willing to live…suffer…and perhaps die for Him, correct?” She winced, still scarcely wanting to think of the consequences, if she did follow Pure’s lead.

“This is true, Uncertain One. Yet, that is not the complete picture. Very true, you must love Him, and be willing to give even your life for Him. But you mustn’t lose sight of this: He first loved you!”

Blessed Gem re-enters, bringing steaming mugs of tea.

“How lovely!” they exclaim in chorus. They chuckle. Uncertain One then continues; “Could y’all please relate to Momma our conversation? I’m Busy. May I please have a straw?”

Life’s victories

As we all well know, life has victories and defeats. Some of you may remember a post I wrote about there is Hope awhile back, featuring the song Yesh Tikvah by Benny Friedman. My family was going through a very hard time, through an experience that threw us into a troubled year and a half. A defeat. The incident has since been nearly fully resolved, only because of a miracle from Yahuwah* Himself. A victory.

I was at a meeting last night, where about 50 people were served supper before a meeting-service (with singing, etc). The gentleman in charge, Mr. S., had gone to the grocery store earlier in the day to order 25 lbs of chicken. (25!) As he was checking out, there was a man who was in a little bit of a hurry. The man only had a little chicken he was going to buy, worth about $3. Mr. S. offered to take the tag from it and buy it for the man, who promptly declined his kind gesture. Mr. S. insisted. He said that if the man refused, he may be robbing Mr. S. of the good deed God had set before him to do that day. So, with a little urging, the man allowed Mr. S. to purchase his chicken, and the man went on his way. Later, Mr. S. returned to pick up his order, worth about $150.00. Would you guess who had paid the bill? In full? None other but that man Mr. S. had purchased the $3 worth of chicken earlier! A victory.

One of my sweet pullets, Keturah, got internal parasites recently. She succumbed, dieing a few days ago after some treatment. (We’ve never dealt with this before (family helped me)). A defeat. Then, my little cockerel, Abraham Lincoln M. M. also had the same problem. He is doing pretty well as of right now, eating and drinking after not doing so for a time. (Family helped treat him). The only other pullet I have of their kind, Sarah Phillip’s, is doing great. (She has been given preventative natural & conventional treatments.) A victory!

About 2,000 years ago, a man hung, dieing on a tree on a hill. He was giving his life for His friends. On the surface, a defeat. Then, He rose from the grave, proving one day that death will die. He is in Heaven, alive, ready to take us home one day. A real victory.

Whether your day feels like a defeat or victory right now, remember;

  • Yahuwah* already won the biggest war. So fight your battle heartily.
  • Attitude is half the Battle.
  • What is now a defeat may very well be changed into a victory later. Romans 8:28
  • Wars are won one battle at a time. Fight where you are at. Don’t get bogged down with the whole future, but do keep your eye on the goal.
  • Don’t rely on yourself. Lean on Yahuwah*.
  • Try to see yourself like Yahuwah* sees you. Lauren Daigle, “You say”

Yahuwah* already won. So will we, if we’re on His side.

As you can tell, I love music. I leave you with 2 songs.

*Update: Abraham died. But it was my own fault. I didn’t treat him when I should have. I’ll leave it at that.

Shalom!!

*Name I use for God

 

 

Yah is into miracles

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I’m subscribed to an email list that sends out a different thought/writing every Shabbat/Sabbath & wanted to share this one with y’all. The Author’s website is http://www.keepit7.wordpress.com

Yahuwah gives miracles. He performs them for our joy and benefit! And he does this every day. Sometimes in our great rush and fury, we miss it. We overlook a “small” miracle. This is tragic. Often when we need Yah most, we shove Him aside- “Not now, God, can’t talk. I have problems. I don’t have time!” (What?!?!?!?!?)

I know I do it.

He is here to solve our problems, or bring us through them, but He has given us freedom of choice, which means we have to accept His help. Elohim watches over His own. All we have to do is trust Him!

Remember, Shalom is not the superficial peace the world promotes, but a deep inner peace and harmony “in the battle”.

“He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me: for there were many against me.”
Psalm 55:18
My point is this: Yah will work in our lives, whatever is going on in them, good or bad. He has done many miracles in my own life, Including a huge one this week. Actually every day is a miracle, since he gives us life; we could not breathe without Him.

So praise Him! Praise the name of Yah! He will glory, He will conquer the evil one! His Truth will never be undefended, and His people will never be alone.

HalleluYah!

– audacious gardener



Shalom!

Yah loves you & so do I!

-Yah’s girl

 

 

May I remember- verses about joy, salvation, and surrender

This post is thanks to my friend Joy’s blog, blogofjoy.com. Check her out!

Note: As you already know if you’ve read my previous posts, I call my Father by His name, Yahuwah, and my Saviour by Yahusha. The below blog is unaltered, as Joy wrote it.

Enjoy!

May I remember…

Salvation

that God so loved the world, that He gave his only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16)

that He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world (1 John 2:2)

that for our sake He made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21)

Surrender

that I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me (Galations 2:20)

to deny myself and take up my cross daily and follow Him (Mark 8:34)

that Jesus being found in human form, humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross (Philippians 2:8)

that whoever does not take his cross and follow Jesus is not worthy of Him (Matthew 10:38)

to only boast in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world (Galations 6:14)

Power

that the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but for those who are being saved it is the power of God (1 Corinthians 1:18)

Joy

to look to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God (Hebrews 12:2)

Freedom

that He canceled the record of debt that stood against me with its legal demands. This He set aside, nailing it to the cross (Colossians 2:14)

that there is now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit (Romans 8:1)

that the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 6:23)

Redemption

that Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”— (Galations 3:13)

Healing

that He was wounded for our transgressions; He was crushed for our iniquities; upon Him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with His stripes we are healed (Isaiah 53:5)

that He himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By His wounds you have been healed (1 Peter 2:24)

Sanctification

to know Him and the power of his resurrection, and share His sufferings, becoming like Him in his death, that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead (Philippians 3:10-11)

that our old self was crucified with Him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin (Romans 6:6)

Peace

that He Himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in His flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that He might create in Himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility (Ephesians 2:14-16)

that the Father reconciled to Himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross (Colossians 1:20)

Love

that God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8)

that by this we know love, that He laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers (1 John 3:16)

Source: http://blogofjoy.com/when-i-think-of-the-cross/#comment-287626

 

Shalom,

Yah’s girl

Does Yahuah Dance? Oh yes!! :D

Note: I did not write this, although I altered it slightly. A good message! L’ Chaim!

A Bible verse recently caught my attention:

“[Yahuah] your [Yah] is in your midst, a victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy. He will be quiet in his love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.” (Zephaniah 3:17 NASV)

The Hebrew word, ‘rejoice,’ means to “spin around under violent emotion.” The phrase “rejoice over you” literally means to “dance, skip, leap, and spin in joy.”

So, the latter part of this verse is more accurately translated, “He will dance over you with singing.”

I love the visualization that comes to my mind when I read this. Yahuah is portrayed as a mighty warrior, singing and dancing over me with shouts of joy.

It describes how a warrior must have felt in the Old Testament after winning a hard-fought battle and realizing the victory was his.

I can envision power, authority and strength exuding from him as he steps into a victory dance. I imagine whooping, hollering, leaping, dancing and victory shouts.

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We see it today, as well. It’s not much different from a team hitting a winning field goal on the final play in the Super Bowl or striking the winning goal in the World Cup. There are tears, shouting, rejoicing, dancing and singing. It’s not hard to picture because we see it all the time.

For generations, singing and dancing have been the ultimate expressions of joy.

Yet, many people perceive Yahuah as stern, gloomy and servile, but Zephaniah does not describe Him this way.

The prophet portrays Yahuah as glad and happy as He delights in His creation — His sons and daughters — you and me! Therefore, we should not be ashamed or embarrassed to dance with joy, since Yahuah is in our midst rejoicing over us.

It is a holy union as Yahuah delights in us and we in turn rejoice in His love!

“For as a young man marries a virgin. So your sons will marry you. And as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so your [Yahuah] will rejoice over you.” (Isaiah 62:5 NASV)

I love to dance in worship to [Yahuah] during worship services. I sense His presence and that He is very close to me.

Sometimes, I feel like Yahuah is dancing with me even as I revel in His presence. I rejoice in Yahuah as He rejoices in me.

This is not the perception of Yahuah that many of us have. We need to begin visualizing Yahuah’s love for us in light of this passage.

 

 

 

Does God Dance?
(written by Barb Smith via opentheword.org)
Picture Credit: Jonathan Chen/Flickr/Creative Commons

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A Bible verse recently caught my attention:

“The Lord your God is in your midst, a victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy. He will be quiet in his love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.” (Zephaniah 3:17 NASV)

The Hebrew word, ‘rejoice,’  means to “spin around under violent emotion.” The phrase “rejoice over you” literally means to “dance, skip, leap, and spin in joy.”

So, the latter part of this verse is more accurately translated, “He will dance over you with singing.”

I love the visualization that comes to my mind when I read this.  God is portrayed as a mighty warrior, singing and dancing over me with shouts of joy.

It describes how a warrior must have felt in the Old Testament after winning a hard-fought battle and realizing the victory was his.

I can envision power, authority and…

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Make A Booth, Y’all!

Why? ‘Cause that’s what Dad (Yah) told us to do.

       It’s Tabernacles Season! Time to celebrate the harvest, fellowship with family and friends, Commemorate the time spent with the Almighty Creator in the wilderness in temporary dwellings when the children of Abraham were leaving slavery, and to look forward to the time when during the millennium, all the redeemed will again be with him, in temporary places, celebrating the antitypical harvest!
       I know people keeping the Feast of Tabernacles, or Sukkot, this winter on five
different date spans. And most people will not keep it at all. So you know I have
something to say later about the reasons to observe the appointed times, and the
principles of calendation on which to determine the Scriptural timing. But for this post I will speak to the purpose of Tabernacles.
       The Feast of Tabernacles, Sukkot, or simply, Booths. Why was this time given, and how does it benefit us?
       The American holiday called Thanksgiving is a dim counterfeit of the festival
celebration inaugurated for the people of Yahuwah by himself for their benefit. We no longer perform animal sacrifices, which were a notable part of the daily activities from Sinai till the Temple was destroyed in AD 70. But the other symbols and activities are still doable and beneficial. It is a great time to get together and spend time as a family. A great time to make new friends with other families. A great time to worship together with old friends and review the Scriptures together.

 

 

       Dancing was a regular part of the yearly event in old times, and I am sure we will be doing a lot of that in the earth made new. Scriptural dancing is radically different than the modern sensual dancing of the world. Scriptural dancing is a form of worship which occupies the body in movements calculated to integrate the self into the pattern of others as a group and not detract from thoughts of the above or allow one to focus on a single dancer. It is designed to make you a part of something bigger and higher than yourself.
       Building a booth to shelter the family was a key event in a family of pilgrims to old Jerusalem. And even if you have no place to gather with others, and no place to travel to, you can arrange something in your back yard or even in your living room that will create a break with routine, involve the family in creative colaboration, and furnish occasions to learn new skills and discuss important teachings.
       Helping others is a theme of the feast of Tabernacles as well. The tithe was designated in part for the purpose of celebrating and ensuring that other observers were able to enjoy the festivities and afford more than the essentials during that time. Again, the size of your gathering need not limit your imagination in how to relieve suffering and lack in other worthy people and causes during your Sukkot time, even among those who do not understand the motives you celebrate by helping them.
       Reading the law together is a matter of opinion, interpretation, and private
application among the groups I am familiar with, but most agree that Scriptue enjoins the reading of the books of Moshe during the Tabernacles time at least every few years by some scheme. Discussion is also encouraged if not commanded.
       Beyond these, your imagination and conscience are the limit. Anything the family can do together to strengthen relationships with each other and the Creator, relatives, and friends should be prioritized. This may include study of astronomy if you can camp outdoors at night. It may include lots of hiking in nature, or watersports, field trips, or whatever activities are appropriate for the group’s interests and skills.
       Make every effort to leave school, work, and routine behind for the duration. Make the most of looking forward, looking back, and appreciating the countless gifts of the year.

Shalom!!

 

This is a re-blog from heaventime.org; here is the original link: Heaventime.org – MAKE A BOOTH

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Shalom! Yesh Tikvah! Simcha Chaim!

(Peace! There is Hope! Happy Life!)

On being real (folks)

Being real is one of those things that is so simple, it’s hard for us to comprehend at first. It’s also a challenge to us; to our lifestyle and how we think. So we may try to avoid the thought.

I’ve met a few out-going real people. Some characteristics stand out. They accept you, but are willing to let you know if their stance is different. They respect you and themselves. One big thing is that being truly real can be the act of trying to tell, believe and be truthful. And to be yourself.

Real people are willing to point out your gross inconsistencies -including spiritually- in a simple and kind way. Also, although it may make you feel uncomfortable, if the time is right, you yearn for their prescence. Real people don’t fault-find. They are down-to-earth. They build you up by showing your shortcomings (Perhaps accidentally, even by just being themselves), and show you a better way.

Another thing about real people is that they are them; everywhere. If they are a Messianic Jew, for example, and are also a “real” person, they will share their beliefs. When out shopping, on Facebook, etc. Their values follow them everywhere. But yet they realize that some things they believe could be wrong. They aren’t proud.

Whether you agree or disagree with them, they stand by their beliefs. And they respect yours. They may even consider yours; they want to improve themselves and believe the truth. But they do not change their story due to who they are with; not simply due to someones else’s out-look on life.

I have a hunch that it’s not easy to become a real person, but that once you are one, it is beautiful, freeing, and empowering.

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Our Saviour Yahusha is a good example of a real person. He cared for everyone, and payed attention to where they were at. But He also “Cut to the heart”. He didn’t beat around the bush (unless to further His point), and He also talked heart-to-heart. If He saw problems and inconsistencies, He addressed them. In a wise manner; appropriately. But even if it was uncomfortable for those around Him.

No matter what company He found Himself in, He was Himself. 

I know Paul says he was a Jew to the Jews etc (1Co 9:20,“And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law;”) Ok, great. But he (Paul) didn’t throw out everything he believed to suite them, did he?

Yahusha the Messiah treated everyone the same (although with His ministry on earth He focused on the Israelites.). Whether Rich, Poor, Publican or Sanhedrin. (Although I actually think He enjoyed the company of Publicans more that the Sanhedrin – they were “Real People” compared the Rabbis.)

To all, He (lovingly) pointed out errors. That, I believe, is part of being a true friend! It may sound harsh, but it is -through the truth- bettering their lives. (Don’t get me wrong- there is a time and a place.)

My son, despise not the chastening of [Yhwh]; neither be weary of his correction: For whom [Yhwh] loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

You don’t need to be in someone’s company very long to pick up on whether or not they are real. And you don’t have to agree with them to appreciate them.

I do not feel I am real. Well, at least not like I want to be. Like Yahusha is/was. Or like many folks out there are.



Real is transparent


 

However, I enjoy the prescence of real people. Sometimes I crave it. Partly because it’s simply enjoyable, and partly because you largely become like those you hang out with.

He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

 

Interestingly, Revelation talks about some people obeying the beast in their hand OR head. The head part means you agree and follow, while hand simply means you follow. So the beast doesn’t care if you’re real, it just wants you to “act the part”.

Also, as I said, real people “Cut to the heart”. And so I appreciate it when real people ask me questions about myself I hardly dare think about otherwise. They actually don’t even have to ask you per se. Sometimes simply the way they talk and act helps you realize things!

Looking to our Saviour and to our Father more (& more) waters our own attitudes, thoughts, and way of life so as we become real, more and more.

Now, that’s what I want. It’s uncomfortatble, at least at times; Sure. It also takes time. Just like every good thing seems to.

And just like every good thing, it’s worth it.

Will you join me in becoming real, more & more?

P.S. I do hope that I am more of a real person than I realize. But no matter how “real” I am, I know I have room to grow.

Shalom & Yesh Tikvah,

-Yah’s girl

 

 

Verses on “equality”- Jew and Greek being the same in the Believer’s eyes