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.


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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.

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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.

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

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

 

 

Reach out to others (near you)

     Sometimes I get really frustrated; kinda weighed down. About the world’s problems. I ask myself “What can I do?“.

I think about my goal of being a missionary. About wanting to help homeless people. About wanting to tell my fellow Americans about the wonderful love of Yahuwah. I think about the children and all people harmed by domestic abuse/violence. I think about the people who have lived through extreme wars, like in Bosnia. I think about people who have been harmed by their government. About misinformed people. I think about the Native Americans, the way they were treated and all the information about their culture they’ve lost. About mistreated animals. I think about all the American Veterans and all the teenagers who commit suicide every day.

That’s a lot to think about. Too much. Like I said, I get overwhelmed.

But these problems are real. How do I deal with them; how do I help?

     First of all, I need to remember that Yahuwah (God) is in charge. So I can leave it in His hands. Just give it to Him. He made everyhting.

     Secondly, I need to think about my circle of influence. I can worry all I want about problems in Zimbabwe, but (not being rich and being the kind that wants to see who I am helping) I may not be able to do a lot of good. That is, I am not going to Zimbabwe, and I don’t want to send money blindly. So what can I do?                                                                  Let’s talk about what my circle of influence means- Basically, “Who around me do I have the most influence on?” My influence should start very close, in my family and co             Here is an example – If I want organic food growers to thrive, I may not be able to lobby for them in Congress, or anything ‘big’. (Out of my circle of influence.) But I can try to buy & eat organic foods (preferably from my own neighbors), which funds these growers. (Within my circle of influence.)                                                                                               So, that all basically to say… Maybe I should go to comfort my neightbor who is a domestic abuse survivor, rather than travelling an hour to volunteer for an organization. Now, volunteer organizations are great. I myself volunteer at them. But how much better to work with people or animals super close to home? (I have to travel 1/2 an hour or an hour to volunteer at an organization).                                                                                                   It’s a lot less overwhelming when you concentrate on the problems near you. And you may actually be able to do more good, too.

     We can’t just think about helping! I can sit here all afternoon yearning for things to change. But how can I expect them to if I never lift a finger? Can I then blame everybody else?!

We may not be able to do things we think of as “big things”. But our Saviour Yahusha did “Little things” – he held children on His knees, He sat among normal people telling stories. Maybe we are called to little things. (Which can really be pretty big). Maybe we are called to do big things (But need to do little things for practice first?) What I’m saying is; if all you can do is a little thing, do it. That’s way better than waiting for the big thing to come by and call your name.

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Ideas: Maybe you want to lift people’s spirits. Give the cashier a compliment. Sing a Patriotic song at a restaraunt. Pick up stray animals. Give the homeless guy a sandwhich. Visit your neighbors- the ones you’re used to avoiding.

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Be the change you wanna see.

Shalom,

Yah’s girl

 

A thank you to every American Veteran and all volunteers!

Have Faith

Faith is a journey that stretches you, challenges you, and most importantly, gives you hope. Without faith in Yhwh, there is no better life that lies beyond this one. Life is just a cosmic accident, ruled by unguided processes or chance. Where is the meaning in that? The feeling at the bottom of the bottle is worse than before. The drug must be stronger to ease the emptiness. Surely, we can find individual some superficial meaning, but eventually, most people get to the end of that rope quickly.

What do you find at the end of that rope? If not Yhwh, then you will try to hold on to the rope in a futile attempt to keep yourself from falling. Yet, your hands will tire and you must release your grip on it. When that happens, to what do you descend upon? If not Yhwh, then the place where you land can be a tenuous one that tosses you about from the winds of change that life ultimately brings. But when you place your faith in God, you fall onto a firm foundation, one built on the knowledge of Yhwh and the experience of His love for you. That is the best place to land in this journey called life.

I slightly altered this from some good thoughts out of the blog https://thinkdivinely.com/loving-the-unseen-god/ 

The life of the believer

should be based in both

the knowledge of Yah’s provable existence

& knowing

His love.

Shalom for now,

Yah’s girl

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.



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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