The Day…

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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.

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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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By Yah’s grace, awoke by a thunderbolt

I remember when I was younger,  I broke my leg. I was sitting in a wheel chair, with my family ’round. My Dad brought a nice man over to talk with me. A religious man, as my family were and are. The man asked me a question; “Do you believe [Yhwh] can heal you?” I believe he was kneeling before me. It was one of those times a lot goes through your head real fast.

After a few seconds, I said; “Yes.” The man replied; “Good. Then He will.”

I said what I knew he and everyone around wanted to hear. But I really wasn’t so sure. Indeed, my thoughts before answering included doubting thoughts. I was eleven.

I was healed. My leg is quite well.

But that didn’t mean I never doubted again. I have thought of myself as a Thomas.

About 14 days ago, I was in my room, sitting on my bed. I was not ready to sleep, but instead was writing in my diary my thoughts. My thoughts about my spiritual life, and my doubts.

I began crying, and cried out to Yahuah. I was disheartened. I was thinking about doubts I’ve had for months, wishing I could just forget them, but knowing I must settle them. It was one of those rock-bottom moments.

Yup, desperate even, I cried out to Yhwh, upset-like.

It was a rainy night..

Indecisive for awhile, I finally decided on something. I kinda made a deal with Yah.

Before, I’ve asked Him to wake me up- particularly for study. So, I said to Him…

“Tomorrow, Yahuah, wake me up. 5:30. I’ll study the Bible for an hour and go back to bed for half an hour.” Usually I wake up 7:00 or 8:00. And an hour of study is a bit more than usual as well.

I went asleep at some point.

Hours later, I awoke to a crash. Thunder. I was mad at Yahuah. “Why did you wake me up? We don’t need more rain!”

Then it dawned on me. I went to check the clock. It was 5:27.

Wow!


HalleluYah!


In awe, I felt pretty peaceful. In wondermont, I watched the lightning out my windows. Wrote some good news in my diary. And sat down on my stool to read the Word.

Where to start, I wondered? Ding! I read Genesis 1 through 5.

 

Yahuah still moves.

 


Shalom!

-Yah’s girl

Why I am Pro-Life — The Grumpy Dad

The Walk For Life–West Coast is tomorrow, January 27th. In celebration of this beautiful event I wanted to share why I am pro-life. Abortion is the leading cause of death in the United States. There are studies all over the Internet confirming this and you don’t have to be Catholic to believe the statistics. I […]

via Why I am Pro-Life — The Grumpy Dad

GREAT post! Check it out!

(I’m not catholic, just so you know for certain.)

Sacred marriage & modesty

Hi there! This is part two of my “Girls thinking about life” series. (See part one HERE) This one is great for guys, too, but still written for the female perspective. 😉

On the one hand it sounds like I’m talking about two different topics. (Marriage and modesty.) But it seems they are so intertwined (or should be?) that it makes sense to me to discuss them together.

Marriage is a beautiful thing. Our society is trying (and largely succeeding) to degrade the entire concept. (See my post about the trans-sexual concept here) But I think, in a way, once you establish a good, pure relationship with your spouse, having that in our society is not only amazing, but even more special than if a pure relationship were the norm.

The Bible makes it clear: Yhwh values marriage. I mean, He invented it! (Genesis 1 & 2) And He explained who it involves;

“Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”
“A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;”

Please see Leviticus 20, Genesis 20:3, 24:67, & 39, Titus 1:6

Funny side note- some guys were forty when they married!  Gen 25:20 & 26:34

With Genesis 16:3 and 29:25, 30 we see the problem polygamy brings.
But that’s another story. See also Matt. 5:27-32

Genesis 24- The Father should have a part in the choosing of a groom. This is not always possible, but it should be taken into consideration if nothing else.

Genesis 28:1 We should marry within our belief system.

———————————-Marriage represents our relationship with Yah——————————-

The incredible thing is, Yhwh has betrothed us!

“And I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies.
I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness: and thou shalt know [Yhwh].”

See also Isaiah 62, Revelation 19:7, 21:2 & 9 (Or just search “bride” and betroth”!) To the upper right, do you see that movie called “Kosher halftime show”? The first song, V’erastich, is quoting Hosea 2:19 & 20! Very cool.

Is this great or what? (Will we say “Yes!!” to Him?)

Well, I think that’s enough Scripture for you to look up. There is more information in the Bible on the subject if you wish to find it.

Indeed, marriage is beautiful. DSC00230It was a wonderful experience for me to see the above wedding of my friends. The ceremony (And the whole evening!) was a mixture of Jewish and “christian” traditions. They had the Chuppa, the walk down the aisle, and the glass for the groom to break… It was awesome.

Coming from a back-ground where dancing and even raising your hands in church was unacceptable, all of the wonderful Hebrew dances were amazing! (I had already found that the Bible approves (& I think I can safely say encourages) dancing. Psalm 149:3 & 150:4)

See this video by you-tuber Meir Kay of his sister’s totally-Jewish wedding. It is beautiful, and reminds me of the wedding of my friends! (See pic. above)

———————————————————–modesty—————————————————————

Well, I shall move on to my second part- Modesty. This is largely covered in my post “Part 1 of Girls thinking about life series (w’ added content)” which is about, naturally, modesty. ;D

I just want to re-state that when a single girl is modest, she is helping young men around her stay pure, as well as simply guarding her beauty/body to be shown only to her future-husband. Also, a man who becomes interested in her will more likely be attracted to her because of who she is inside rather than what she looks like. He may also respect her for her modesty. This is largely why it ties into marriage.

Something I am still learning is this: modesty isn’t just clothes and external things. Rather I think it includes your heart’s state, and the way you carry yourself. If you wear a dress that touches the ground but yet flirt with every guy that comes by, what have you accomplished?

There are different ‘levels’ of modesty, with extremes. Just like most anything.

Some girls feel fine in a bikini. Others never let a hair or inch of leg show. (See video “Victoria and Abdul”, where Abduls’ wife was completely covered except for her hands- due their religion.) We are all in different stages, and hold our own beliefs. This is heathy. (Although I personally dislike the bikini scenario.) The lady in the video below is more to the no-hair-show side of things. I think it’s nice, although I’m not so sure of me going there..at least not yet. 🙂

I think a woman’s modesty should be discussed with her husband, if she is married. And either way, she should talk to her Heavenly (and maybe earthly) Dad about it. I feel it is ultimatly up to her, Yhwh and “her guy”.

PTP(Point to Ponder):

img001Caption: Who keepeth her beauty for her husband? (Girl on left or girl on right?)

I wish on all of you a wondrous relationship with your spouse, and an even better one with Yah. (Click for fun video.)

Shalom & Simcha chaim! (Peace and Happy life!-Hebrew)

-Yah’s girl

 

Why women are not pastors; pt. I

Why Women Are Not Pastors Needless to say, many women today have taken pastoral positions in churches everywhere. It’s common to hear about a church with a woman pastor. But is this biblical? Is this something that God ordains and blesses? What does God’s Word have to say about women who want to be pastors? […]

via Why Women Are Not Pastors — paytej

Read pt. II on his website if you want.

Shalom!